IMPEL, the international collective licensing agency representing digital publishing rights, has added Amusica Songs Management to its ranks.
Amusica Songs Management is a division of Aroma Music, an independent music group based in Israel.
By signing with IMPEL, Amusica is following Israel-based (and KKR-backed) company Artlist that joined the licensing agency in May.
Amusica was founded in 2015 as the song management division of Aroma Music. It is made up of Amusica Song Management, the acquisition company Tzon Barzel, and Aroma Neighboring Rights.
Amusica’s online rights catalog encompasses a list that includes Avi Ochayon, Doli And Penn, Tamar Yahalomy and Yonatan Kalimi, Ron Biton; and Kill Dror.
The company’s roster has written for and with a variety of artists including Omer Adam, Eden Ben Zaken, Moshe Peretz, Dudu Aharon, Noa Kirel, and Jonathan Mergui.
The Amusica catalog has collectively accumulated billions of streams around the world, the company says.
IMPEL is 100% owned and controlled by its members, which include independent publishers such as Bucks Music Group, Beggars Music, Reservoir Music, Kassner Music, CTM, ABKCO, Truelove Music, Mute Song, Faber Music, and Reach Music.
Last year, IMPEL signed a license agreement with Amazon for its music streaming services in Europe.
“We are delighted to join such a fantastic group of like-minded independent publishers.”
Michal Weissberg, Aroma Music
Michal Weissberg, CEO of Aroma Music, said: “We are delighted to join such a fantastic group of like-minded independent publishers.
“Music written by Israeli writers is breaking down internationally and we believe that partnering with IMPEL gives our writers what they need.
“Under the IMPEL umbrella, we can ensure that our writers receive accurate, fair and prompt payment.”
“The tough graft spirit and ambition of the company is impressive.”
Sarah Williams, IMPEL
Sarah Williams, IMPEL CEO, said: “We are very excited to welcome you to Amusica.
“The hard grafting spirit and ambition of the company is impressive, and we look forward to working with them to fulfill their vision.
“This also marks an important moment for IMPEL as we expand beyond what is traditionally perceived as an ‘Anglo-American’ repertoire to encompass other works rated in other languages. This is a reflection of our own goals and the way the world music scene is maturing. “Music business around the world