Having perfected its one-stop-shop licensing platform, New Zealand music publisher Songbroker is ready to go global.
Founded by singer-songwriter and former Native Tongue Publishing NZ GM Jan Hellriegel, the company has just celebrated its third birthday and is now intent on raising its profile in Australia and other international markets.
“We’ve focused on the New Zealand market and on NZ artists, but now we’re at the level now we can now we can go global,” she says.
As well as allowing artists and musicians to showcase their works to the world, Songbroker serves as an easy-to-navigate platform for music users in search for suitable songs and instrumentals for their productions.
Hellriegel believes the primary focus of publisher is to get artists’ music heard and sees the company as being an exporter of music copyright. “And because we’ve got all the rights in one place – which is quite unusual – it’s a really easy website for people to use,” she adds.
Songbroker has already secured international deals for works by a number of its NZ artists and earlier this year opened a Los Angeles office, which is fronted by US-based Kiwi singer-songwriter Greg Johnson.