Digital Music NY to Host Q&A with RightsFlow's President & CEO Patrick Sullivan

Discuss on the Process by Which Publishers and Songwriters Are Getting Paid in the Era of Online Music Services.

New York, NY, May 07, 2010 --( As the digital music marketplace has grown in importance, digital rights administration is central to music creators monetizing their works. In an upcoming Q&A on May 11 with MusicDish founder Eric de Fontenay, RightsFlow President and CEO Patrick Sullivan will discuss the process by which publishers and songwriters are getting paid in the era of online music services such as iTunes, eMusic, Rhapsody and Napster.

"While digital rights administration is at the core of today's music business, it is still an area largely misunderstood and neglected," noted Eric de Fontenay. "If you don't have a handle on your rights administration, all the marketing and social networking won't mean much to your bottom line. RightsFlow has been a leader in this field and we are honored to have Patrick share with our audience his extensive experience in industry negotiations, licensing and royalty payments."

Added Sullivan, "We are excited to be connected to the growing community of passionate music makers and shakers that Eric and the Digital Music NY team engage and represent. I’m looking forward to sharing a bit about our story as a company as well as our perspective on connecting the dots between licensees and licensors."

RightsFlow is a leading provider of mechanical licensing services and royalty payment technology for online music services, record companies, distributors and artists. Its Limelight service provides artists, labels, church choirs and college bands with a simple, easy method to licensing cover songs and third-party compositions for $15 or less. The portal allows users to obtain licenses for physical releases, digital downloads, and ringtones, reducing the complexity of licensing with publishers directly. Limelight offers several key features, including copyright compliance, licenses that don’t expire, minimal fees, and coverage of the broader publishing market not represented by mechanical rights societies.

Digital Music NY Q&A With Patrick Sullivan
Sponsored by Many Moods Productions & Limelight
Presented by MusicDish and Fortex Group
Drink Specials courtesy of Riazul Premium Tequila
Date: Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Time: 6 - 9 PM
Q&A With Patrick Sullivan: 7:00 PM
location: Gonzalez y Gonzalez
625 Broadway, between Houston & Bleecker

About Digital Music NY
Digital Music NY is collaboration between Fortex Group and MusicDish Founders, Ephraim Cohen and Eric de Fontenay to build a community of New York area based professionals in the digital music sector, from singer/songwriter to app developer. Focused around a monthly event held at Gonzalez y Gonzalez, Digital Music NY features company announcements, presentations of the latest tech, and discussions on new business models, guest speakers and plenty of networking.


Eric de Fontenay
Digital Music NY

About RightsFlow

RightsFlow is a leading provider of mechanical licensing services and royalty payment technology for online music services, record companies, distributors and artists. The RightsFlow technology powers rapid song identification and provides an unprecedented level of transparency for both licensees and licensors. RightsFlow specializes in obtaining bulk physical, DPD, and ringtone licenses including streaming, tethered, and limited download rights. Our proprietary "FLOW" licensing technology and 10.5 million song database allow us to license content, render accounting, and pay royalties on behalf of clients quickly and accurately, ensuring that rights-holders are paid for the use of their work.

RightsFlow currently serves over 9,500 clients obtaining licenses from publishers and songwriters all over the world – including major, independent and artist controlled works. Clients include Muzak, Guvera, Amie Street, [PIAS], Kontor New Media, The Orchard, INgrooves, Zynga, Hoodiny, CAM, Zebralution, E1 Canada Distribution, IODA, Cooking Vinyl, CD Baby, Disc Makers, & X5 Music Group.

RightsFlow is a Member of DDEX, DiMA and A2IM.

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