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Mojo Music & Media signs up to IMPEL

By | Published on Wednesday 14 October 2020

Mojo Music And Media

IMPEL – the organisation that negotiates direct deals in the digital domain on behalf of an assortment of independent music publishers – has announced its latest new member, Mojo Music & Media.

Independent music firm Mojo is focused on managing and marketing legacy artists and catalogues, having formally launched in 2019 via the acquisition of Nashville-based HoriPro Entertainment Group and its 15,000 song repertoire. Since then it has expanded its catalogue further through eighteen more deals, including taking a majority stake in London-based Chelsea Music and acquiring a 50% stake in the catalogue of Cheap Trick’s Rick Nielsen.

That song catalogue will now be represented in the digital space by IMPEL, which recently renewed its partnership with French collecting society SACEM in Europe, while also newly allying with the LatinAutor initiative in Latin America.

Confirming it had signed up to IMPEL, Mojo’s COO Alan Wallis said yesterday: “We are delighted to be joining IMPEL. The chance to work with other independent publishers under the IMPEL umbrella, supported by SACEM’s technology, is a very exciting prospect. The collective is good news not just for Mojo but independent music publishing generally”.

Meanwhile IMPEL boss Sarah Williams added: “We are delighted that Mojo has chosen to trust IMPEL with their valuable catalogue and we are looking forward to working closely with Alan and his team to ensure that we do it justice”.