Volume 1 Issue 9 (100503-0517)
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Your Publisher’s Friend
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Harry Fox Agency HFA is the foremost mechanical licensing, collections, and distribution agency for U.S. music publishers. Our processes, culture, and technology are clientdriven and results-oriented. We continually strive to add value and strength to the music rights industry. In 1927, the National Music Publisher's Association established HFA to act as an information source, clearinghouse and monitoring service for licensing musical copyrights. Since its founding, HFA has provided efficient and convenient services for publishers, li-
With its current level of publisher representation, HFA licenses the largest percentage of the mechanical and digital uses of music in the United States on CDs, digital services, records, tapes and imported phonorecords. What does HFA do? HFA provides the following services to its affiliated publishers: * Issues mechanical licenses * Collects mechanical royalties * Distributes mechanical royalties, and synchronization fees for licenses granted prior to 2002. * Conducts royalty examinations * Investigates and negotiates new business opportunities * Pursues piracy claims
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National Music Publishers Association (NMPA)
About NMPA Copyright is a legal device that protects the music itself -- not the paper on which it is printed nor the recording on which it is performed. It is copyright alone that makes music publishing feasible, for without it there is no protection against the unrestricted and uncompensated use of the property of a composer/lyricist and their publisher. Since 1917, NMPA has been a strong and effective champion for the protection of music copyrights in an age of rapid technological changes. NMPA was a leading voice for music publishers in connection with the enactment of the Copyright Act of 1976, and has successfully advocated amendments to that Act where necessary to protect the interests of music copyright owners. Currently representing over 800 American music publishers, NMPA has worked to interpret copyright law, educate the pub-
To insure a fair and orderly market for everyone involved in music publishing, NMPA is dedicated to the protection of music copyright across all media and across all national boundaries.
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In addition to its role as music publishing industry advocate, NMPA distributes information to its members through sponsorship of publisher Forums in New York, Los Angeles, and Nashville, as well as publication of News & Views. Since the first musical notes were sounded and recorded, the music publishing industry has grown and changed. As we look ahead, we anticipate that the convenience of digital delivery of phonorecords may soon make digital transmission services the music distribution method of choice for many consumers. Yet NMPA's challenge remains the same: to provide for a legal environment -- domestically and globally -- that will enable effective and efficient licensing of musical works on terms appropriate to the nature of the use. Global delivery and global protection--that is NMPA's goal.
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Published on May 3, 2010
Published on May 3, 2010
Givng You The Business! What does HFA do? HFA provides the following services to its affiliated publish- ers: * Issues mechanical licenses *...