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Imagem and Fintage House launch new neighbouring rights joint venture

By | Published on Wednesday 23 September 2015

Imagem Music

Independent publisher Imagem has announced a new neighbouring rights joint venture with Fintage House, a long-term specialist in the so called neighbouring rights in sound recordings. The new company, called FIM, will be headed up by Imagem’s current Neighbouring Rights Manager Heide Avent.

Says Fintage House CEO Niels Teves: “We are very happy to be working with Imagem on the collection of neighbouring rights for their artists across the board from pop to classical stars. The fit between our two companies is all about our personal approach with clients and attention to detail”.

He added: “Despite some suggestions that collecting neighbouring rights is a simple process that can be run purely by technology, it remains in fact a highly complicated and detailed business requiring close personal attention. Understanding each client’s needs and set-up on an individual basis is a key part of this. Imagem has very strong relationships with artists and writers and adopts a similar approach to Fintage House”.

Imagem CEO André de Raaff adds: ‘We are delighted to embark on this partnership with Fintage House who have been involved in the collection of neighbouring rights for fifteen years and are a market leader in the sector. Under the leadership of Niels Teves, they will help us to optimise the income of this specialized IP right from all sources worldwide and we are delighted that our Heide Avent will be part of FIM for the future”.