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Harry Fox to provide licensing services to Cooking Vinyl

By | Published on Tuesday 25 January 2011

Cooking Vinyl

America’s Harry Fox Agency, best known as the US’s primary mechanical rights collecting organisation (so, sort of doing what the MCPS bit of PRS For Music does), has announced a deal with Cooking Vinyl which will see HFA administrate the London-based independent record company’s music rights.

HFA now offer a range of licensing services to any music rights owners – including those who own sound recordings (despite HFA traditionally working with publishers) – and under their deal with Cooking Vinyl they will, and I quote, “provide end-to-end licensing, reporting, and royalty calculation and distribution services for physical and digital recordings released by the label”. So there you go.

Confirming the deal, which was announced at MIDEM yesterday, HFA SVP of Licensing, Collections, & Business Affairs, Maurice Russell, told CMU: “As Cooking Vinyl is one of the most well respected indie labels, HFA is proud to be supporting their operations so their licensing is completely worry-free”.

Meanwhile Cooking Vinyl big cheese Martin Goldschmidt added: “We are confident in HFA’s ability to provide us superior licensing services so Cooking Vinyl can continue being an artist-focused label with an expanding roster of talent”.