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In today’s world, intellectual property rights management has undoubtedly increased in complexity. Alongside the more traditional routes of music exploitation, the growth of digital usage and the opportunities this presents results in a more diverse revenue source. With the changing output of income sources experienced in the current marketplace, it is even more vital to ensure that rights are managed effectively and efficiently in order to ensure the maximum return. 

With many years experience in the worldwide administration of intellectual property rights, Maria Forte Music Services can identify the requirements needed to enable the licensing of music and collection of income through multiple platforms. This can relate to all types of income that is generated, such as artist performance rights, master rights and music publishing rights.

Some of the experiences to date include working in the area of pan European Digital Licensing with clients Warner Chappell; participating as a founding member of IMPEL (Independent Music Publishers eLicensing collective) for client Fintage House; setting up an aggregated rights network for the iconic indie-rock outfit The Wedding Present and their label Scopitones; working with Radiohead in the set up and implementation of the digital sale of ‘In Rainbows’ and it’s related products; working with Iron Maiden in the licensing, tracking and collection of their music publishing live performance income.