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IMPEL partners with Blokur

By | Published on Wednesday 14 December 2022


IMPEL – the digital licensing set-up for independent music publishers – has announced a new partnership with music rights and data platform Blokur. The initial phase of the deal will see Blokur provide IMPEL with a ‘copyright hub’, using its music rights database and matching technology.

“This deal marks the end of a very comprehensive process for IMPEL to find the right tech provider to support our exciting plans for growth”, says IMPEL CEO Sarah Williams. “Our mission is to create the best possible future for independent publishers within the digital licensing space and this requires us to be proactive, assertive and future-facing”.

“In Blokur”, she goes on, “we believe we have found an innovative and responsive partner whose ambitions match our own and I am extremely excited about the potential that this is going to unlock”.

Blokur CEO Phil Barry adds: “We are delighted to partner with IMPEL and its members to grow the potential of digital music for independent music publishers”.

“By combining the unique repertoire of IMPEL’s publisher members with Blokur’s unrivalled data and matching technologies”, he continues, “we are creating a platform for independent music publishers that will help them seize the full opportunity of the rapidly evolving world of online music”.

Further initiatives under the partnership are set to be announced in due course.