The global publisher with catalogues from John Lennon, Hans Zimmer, Ryan Tedder and One Direction on its roster has just inked a Pan-Asian deal with APRA AMCOS.
Covering digital and online rights licensing and administration, Downtown marks the sixth global publisher to work with APRA AMCOS in such a capacity.
Since launching the initiative in July 2013, APRA AMCOS has also inked deals with Universal Music Publishing, Peermusic, Imagem, Hillsong Music and ORiGiN to cover the Asian region including India and China.
Under the new agreement, APRA AMCOS will represent Downtown’s catalogue in the Pan-Asian region, as well as copyrights managed through its global technology platform, Songtrust, which is used by over 100,000 songwriters.
The deal covers licensing to online digital music and media services, such as Spotify, Apple, Deezer, Tencent, Yonder, and KKBox.
Downtown CEO, Justin Kalifowitz said:
“As Downtown and our Songtrust platform continue to expand our global network, we are thrilled to broaden our direct relationship with APRA AMCOS. This new agreement will further enhance our licensing efforts in the world’s fastest growing region, resulting in faster and more equitable compensation for all of our songwriter and music publishing partners.”
Exiting APRA AMCOS Chief Executive, Brett Cottle said: “We are truly excited to be partnering with Downtown in our rapidly expanding Asian business.”