Superstar Timbaland has extended his relationship with Canadian rights firm ole music publishing. The partnership expands on an earlier co-venture that has produced a number of hits from developing artist and writer stables.
Music licensing is about to become a whole easier for brands, streaming companies and media in the US as Sesac, a boutique rights group backed by private equity, has agreed to buy the Harry Fox Agency, a major clearinghouse of songwriting rights, the two groups. In Canada it's still a game of catch-up.
Disparity in revenue splits between record labels and artist and music publishers and songwriters is a top-line issue that is going to be in the news for months to come. Details from the recent AGM in NYC this week, as well as Billboard's perspective.