LONDON (CelebrityAccess) – SACEM has today (Oct. 15) announced a new partnership with global indie music publisher Music Sales.
As part of the agreement, which spans 130 territories, SACEM will manage the licensing, collection and distribution of royalties for the Anglo-American repertoires of Music Sales, which consists of nearly 120,000 works. Among the works and writers in their catalogue are: Ludovico Einaudi, Philip Glass, Michael Nyman (The Piano), Samuel Barber (Adagio For Strings), Bobby Hebb (Sunny), John Holt (Tide is High) and Ed Cobb (Tainted Love).
Commenting on the deal, Jean-Noël Tronc, CEO, SACEM, said: “Music Sales’ catalogue spans a truly diverse range of genres, from classical to pop, and we are excited and honoured to be representing such a broad and comprehensive repertoire. This partnership further cements SACEM’s industry position as the partner of choice for both international and independent music publishers.”
Chris Butler, director & head of publishing at The Music Sales Group, added: “As a multi-territory, multi-genre music publisher, nothing is more strategically important for us than ensuring that we choose the right partner to represent our catalogues in the burgeoning digital environment. The calibre and commitment of SACEM is second to none and we are delighted to have concluded a deal with Jean-Noël, Cécile and the whole team.“
The deal covers all of SACEM’s current and future multi-territorial deals with Digital Service Providers, and will be handled by SACEM’s online administration platform, URights, developed in partnership with IBM.