Concord and ICE announce direct deal

The third independent music publisher to join ICE this year

ICE has confirmed a new direct customer, independent music publisher Concord Music, who has appointed ICE to provide a full suite of online licensing and administration services. Concord is the latest leading independent publisher to opt to become a direct ‘Core’ licensing customer of ICE. Imagem, which was acquired by Concord last year, was the largest of the former IMPEL group. Concord follows Downtown and peermusic who became direct customers of ICE earlier this year and joins existing “Core” Licensing society customers PRS, STIM and GEMA. As part of the direct agreement, ICE will continue to provide a range of multi-territorial digital licensing and online copyright processing for Concord, covering their catalogue of over 380,000 works.

We have known the ICE team from the beginning in 2012 and love this idea of a direct and simple arrangement with them. It means we can be on top of and monitor all the major deals with DSPs while getting a much quicker, cost-effective and more efficient pay through. This is a great deal for Concord writers and composers.

John Minch, Concord Music’s President of Publishing for Europe 
Concord’s roster of contemporary and catalogue songwriters and composers includes Mark Ronson, Steve Reich, Justin Parker, Sean Lennon, Dolly Parton, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Blair Daly, Eric Whitacre, BIA, Maggie Eckford, The Revivalists, Cathy Dennis, Christian Rich, John Adams, George Harrison, Leonard Bernstein, Daft Punk, John Fogerty and Pete Seeger.

We are delighted to welcome Concord as a direct customer of ICE. The acquisition of Imagem shows the scale of ambition at Concord to grow and develop the music publishing side of their business. As one of the largest and fastest growing independent music publishers, we look forward to a closer collaboration with Jake, John and the team to continue to drive further growth in online revenues for them as part of the ICE Core licence.

Ben McEwen, Commercial Director at ICE
ICE represents over 290,000 rightsholders for the full suite of licensing and administration services for online exploitation. ICE has processed several billion online usages and distributed over 546 million euros back to rightsholders since 2016.

About ICE

ICE offers a flexible suite of services for Publishers, Collective Management Organisations (CMOs) and Rightsholders. Services include; copyright administration, multi-territorial online processing and licensing solutions. ICE was created by PRS, STIM and GEMA and represents over 290,000 rightsholders alone through this partnership. The ICE copyright database holds over 32 million musical works.
ICE is based in the UK, Germany and Sweden.

About Concord Music Group

Concord Music is the independent, worldwide leader in the development, acquisition and management of recorded music, music publishing and theatrical performance rights. With offices in Los Angeles, New York, Nashville, London, Berlin and Cleveland, Concord Music has a diverse and vibrant roster of active recording artists, composers, and songwriters, and a vast and historic catalog of works by some of the most treasured names in music history.

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