San Francisco-based Loudr® (http://loudr.fm) builds products and services that help content creators, aggregators, and music services identify rights holders, secure mechanical licenses, and pay royalties to music publishers. Powered by technology that parses publishing metadata and matches sound recordings to compositions, Loudr makes it easy for builders and creators to ...
Loudr, the tech-driven solution for mechanical licensing and royalty administration, has connected with Recisio, a multifaceted music company based in Lille, to provide better licensing and administration services for the French company’s karaoke and music education products.
“We’re thrilled to be working with Recisio to deepen and streamline their licensing approach,” says Chris Crawford, CEO of Loudr. “Loudr supports Recisio’s current deals and, crucially, fills in mechanical licensing gaps when needed. This is a consistent need for the music services space,” as several services’ recent legal woes attest.
Recisio’s products include Karaoke-Version (online store for a wide range of backing tracks), KaraFun (karaoke streaming service), and Jamzone (iPad instrument learning app).
Loudr will process license requests from Recisio through Loudr's API, secure mechanical licenses for identified works when they don't map to Recisio's pre-existing deals, process usage information for all licensed works, and administer royalty payments for the additional licenses that Loudr secures. In short, Loudr will close any holes, solve any mysteries, and get rightsholders paid efficiently.
“We have always worked hard to ensure our licensing and royalty payments were optimal, and teaming up with Loudr is another step in that direction,” notes Philippe Marchal, Licensing Manager of Recisio. “This will only improve our service, for users and rights holders.”
Loudr’s licensing services are already helping one of Europe’s largest indie music distributors, Zebralution, manage their US mechanicals. “Mechanical licensing is the Achilles heel for many services, even the most conscientious,” Crawford states. “Loudr is helping more and more clients address the issue and do the right thing for songwriters, publishers, and other rights holders.”
San Francisco-based Loudr® (loudr.fm) builds products and services that help content creators, aggregators, and music services identify rights holders, secure mechanical licenses, and pay royalties to music publishers. Powered by technology that parses publishing metadata and matches sound recordings to compositions, Loudr makes it easy for builders and creators to secure music rights clearance and report royalties at scale. To date, the company has distributed over $1 million in royalties to songwriters and music publishers worldwide.