Muserk, a leader in modern global rights management for music and video, has expanded their relationship with the Spain’s largest musical copyright administration society, SGAE (The Spanish Society of Authors and Publishers). Under the new, multi-year agreement, Muserk will collect SGAE’s U.S.-based mechanical rights across all digital platforms. Muserk has been managing rights for SGAE since January 2018. Collecting on previously unclaimed use has sharply increased revenues and transparency for the company’s rights owners.
Additionally, Muserk will manage all Notice of Intent (NOI’s) for offline (physical) exploitation in the U.S. (previously handled by the Harry Fox Agency) and handle all of SGAE’s data management and collections via The Mechanical Licensing Collective (MLC) – including work registrations, dispute management, data analysis and unmatched work as well as residual calculations and payment.
SGAE’s Director of International, Javier Pelegrin says; “The entire music industry has been hit hard by COVID19 and SGAE has been looking at ways to remedy the inevitable drop in collections. Muserk has been delivering impressive results to SGAE on YouTube and has a strong presence in the United States. Their scalable and proprietary technology solutions mean that SGAE will get maximum collections from the US without having to build out and maintain yet another data exchange and rights management flow.”
Hans Peter Roth, Partner & Head of Global Business Development at Muserk, praised SGAE as being “one of our first customers when Muserk launched its collection service in the US and has been an integral part of our ongoing development of our product and customer service.”
Muserk’s proprietary software, MMatch® and MPAC® (Muserk Primary Automated Cortex), was designed specifically to find usage of their customers' data amongst very large datasets while automating the entire royalty chain. The technology does the work of hundreds of people, accurately, and in a fraction of the time previously required.