New York-born Reach Music Publishing has signed a deal with IMPEL, the collective licensing agency representing digital music publishing rights.
Reach Music Publishing, including its affiliate Reach Global, is an independent music publisher that controls its own worldwide copyright administration and royalty collections through a network of direct society affiliations and sub-publishers.
The company, founded and owned by Michael Closter (pictured), is entering its 27th year of business and focuses on all aspects of music publishing, including traditional rights administration and co-publishing deals with full creative services.
Reach represents and administers popular songwriters and artist catalogs in all genres, including Common, Danzig, Ice-T, The Knack, Lisa Loeb, John Mayer, Nate Dogg and Romanthony among many others.
Representative titles administered by Reach and to be represented by IMPEL include interests in Beth by Kiss, The Chain by Fleetwood Mac, Handclap by Fitz and The Tantrums, My Sharona by The Knack, 99 Problems by Jay Z, One More Time by Daft Punk, Stay by Lisa Loeb, Too Legit To Quit by MC Hammer and Your Body is a Wonderland by John Mayer.
IMPEL is 100% owned and controlled by its members, which include independent publishers such as Bucks Music Group, Beggars Music, Reservoir Music, Kassner Music CTM, ABKCO, Truelove Music, Faber Music and Mute Song.
“I respect the strong independent publishers that are part of the IMPEL collective, and spoke with many of them to discuss IMPEL and also the servicing by SACEM.”
Michael Closter, Reach Music
Michael Closter, President of Reach Music, said: “I respect the strong independent publishers that are part of the IMPEL collective, and spoke with many of them to discuss IMPEL and also the servicing by SACEM.
“Their high marks and recommendations were key to this decision. I’m pleased to join IMPEL and to be an active participant of this collective.”
“It’s fantastic to be welcoming Michael and Reach Music into the IMPEL collective. Our international footprint is growing all the time and this is great news for IMPEL members.”
Sarah Williams, IMPEL
IMPEL CEO Sarah Williams, added: “It’s fantastic to be welcoming Michael and Reach Music into the IMPEL collective.
“Our international footprint is growing all the time and this is great news for IMPEL members.
“We are truly a global organization with global ambitions and the impact of our combined expertise and aggregated market share is extremely positive for us all.”Music Business Worldwide