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IMPEL strikes deal with Amazon



IMPEL has inked a licensing deal with Amazon for its music streaming services in Europe.

IMPEL is the international collective licensing agency representing digital music publishing rights. It is 100% owned and controlled by its members, which include respected independent publishers such as Bucks Music Group, Beggars Music, Reservoir Music, Kassner Music CTM, ABKCO, Truelove Music, Faber Music and Mute Song. 

The IMPEL membership represents a diverse collection of works recorded by many of the world’s biggest artists past and present including Ed Sheeran, Stormzy, Dua Lipa, David Bowie, Ray Charles, Rihanna, Beyonce, Calvin Harris, Elvis Presley and more.

An evolution of the IMPEL organisation founded in 2010 under the Music Publishers Association umbrella, the new IMPEL was established outside of the MPA in April 2018 and signed a processing and distribution agreement with SACEM in July 2018.

IMPEL’s CEO, Sarah Williams said: “Because of the amazing repertoire its members represent, IMPEL is an essential licensing partner for any streaming service that wishes to include the world’s most popular songs on its platform. We’re very happy to have signed this deal with Amazon . Watch this space for more major agreements in the near future.” 

IMPEL offers the benefits of united rights management and the ability for independent publishers to combine their repertoire and offer it on a multi-territory basis to major digital music service providers through a single rights manager.

The company plans to license globally and is open to members from all over the world.

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