US performing rights organization Pro Music Rights (PMR) has entered into a partnership with Cosynd, a New York-based legal service that automates copyright contracts and registrations.
The partnership will allow PMR artists to create contracts (split sheets, premium split sheets, work for hire agreements, and producer agreements) that secure their copyrights and can register works with the US Copyright Office at a discounted rate.
Artists can register their works ‘in a matter of minutes’ by answering questions that Cosynd uses to automatically file registrations on behalf of Pro Music Rights users.
In a later phase of the partnership, Cosynd’s API will integrate directly with Pro Music Rights’ dashboard.
“Now, more than ever, it’s easier to create and share content, but it hasn’t gotten easier for artists to protect their content – their livelihood.”
Jessica Sobhraj, Cosynd
Cosynd founder and CEO Jessica Sobhraj, said: “Now, more than ever, it’s easier to create and share content, but it hasn’t gotten easier for artists to protect their content – their livelihood.
“That’s why we are thrilled to partner with Pro Music Rights to offer its community a simple, affordable, and user-friendly process for registering their works with the US Copyright office.
“Combined with the simple copyright ownership contracts that we offer, our partnership will provide its artists with a fast and affordable way to protect all of their assets – from music, videos, album art, and everything in between.”
“The Pro Music Rights and Cosynd partnership has come at a crucial time for Pro Music Rights artists as Pro Music Rights ramps up its intellectual property enforcement campaign on our clients’ behalf.”
Jake P. Noch, Pro Music Rights
Jake P. Noch, CEO of Pro Music Rights, added: “Cosynd is an invaluable asset to the thousands of rightsholders Pro Music Rights represents and with the Pro Music Rights and Cosynd partnership, we are encouraging all of our artists to utilize Cosynd to register their works directly with the US Copyright office, which can be done from the Pro Music Rights’ dashboard.
“The Pro Music Rights and Cosynd partnership has come at a crucial time for Pro Music Rights artists as Pro Music Rights ramps up its intellectual property enforcement campaign on our clients’ behalf.
“We will continue the fight against all those who have plundered and profited off the intellectual property rights of Pro Music Rights’ clients.
“The Cosynd Partnership enables Pro Music Rights to validate ownership and hold accountable all unlicensed music users, no matter the size of the infringer.”Music Business Worldwide