Unison interviews Raoul Rugamba from Africa in Colors

Raoul Rugamba is CEO and founder of Africa in Colors, a festival boosts the creative industry of the continent to create a sustainable economy. The iniciative looks for putting Africa in the map for the creative sector and offers business opportunities for African talents. We spoke with Raoul about the challenges for African creators to…

Live streaming platforms: How to not turn a forest into wood

The current discussions on licensing some live-streaming platforms seems to rely on rumours. Dangerous rumours that may lead users to “disguise” as ticketing services. Other may lead them to chasing safe harbour provisions. Some even suggest that if the ones uploading protected copyright works (to digital services) are artists or songwriters, there would be an…

Our 2020 in review

2020 has been a year full of challenges, but also very exciting for us. In our first operational year we have become one of the fastest growing companies in the sector, and we already manage rights in more than 800,000 musical works for over 180 clients. In addition to growing in catalog volume, we have…

Unison interviews Majeidah Queen Dolo from AfroXilla Media

Majeidah Queen Dolo is a Music Executive, talent agent, entrepreneur and CEO of AfroXilla Media. As founder of AfroXilla she oversees strategic execution of all marketing campaigns, articles, brand collaborations and innovation projects for the company. Queen Dolo created AfroXilla in 2014 to showcase a positive narrative on African culture and to change the mindsets…

Unison interviews Greg Marshall from AFEM

Greg Marshall is the General Manager at the Association For Electronic Music (AFEM), following a 25 year route through the music industry as a drummer, producer and DJ with extensive experience and knowledge within record shops, independent labels, music rights and royalties. We talked with him about the current situation of electronic music in terms…

Unison is admitted by CISAC as a Rights Management Entity

Unison has been admitted as a Rights Management Entity (RME) of the International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers (CISAC) by decision of its board of directors. Following this admission, we become one of only two companies in the world that have been admitted as RMEs in CISAC. This entails having access to international…

Copyrights, the XXI century Music IP Gold Rush will need XXI century mining experts

Music rights are the new gold rush and investors in the sector need sophisticated, state of the art systems and business driven corporate management to optimize, process, track, monetize and distribute revenue effectively. This is what we at Unison offer. Many legacy organizations with their outdated systems are woefully inadequate and unprepared to adapt to…

ONErpm and Unison join forces to strengthen EU and African territories collections

ONErpm is one of the fastest-growing digital distributor and music services companies. Today we announce that together we have signed a collaboration agreement for pan-European and pan-African collection of publishing copyrights.  ONErpm publishing and rights management department was created in 2019 and, in just a year, has developed an impressive catalogue of more than 40,000…

Verifi launches the first blockchain data engine with partner Unison

Verifi Media (Verifi), the media-tech innovator of dynamic music data management solutions, is expanding its ground-breaking solutions and launching the recorded music industry’s first blockchain-anchored data engine and registration service for musical works with Unison as inaugural partner. At Unison we are integrating Verifi’s data engine for rights management organisations to continue powering our global…

Publishing rights in music streaming

There has been much speculation over the last few years about how much revenue is generated in music streaming. Since the arrival of the this new model of music consumption, calculations (or miscalculations, I should say) have been made of the pay-per-stream revenue coming from the different streaming platforms, but the truth is that there…