Songtrust Signs With HFA



NEW YORK (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — The Harry Fox Agency has signed a deal with DIY music publishing service Songtrust to provide back-office support for the collection and distribution of royalties.

The deal will also provide Songtrust members with access to HFA's song database, allowing expanded opportunities for for licensing and monetization through channels such as downloads, on-demand streams and ringtones.

The two companies will also partner to create a series of educational programs aimed at DIY songwriters/publishers who want to learn more about the inner-workings of music publishing, and copyright management.

"Our primary goal is to offer songwriters an equal opportunity to monetize their copyrights," said Downtown Music Publishing President and Songtrust Co-Founder Justin Kalifowitz. "As the gold-standard in U.S. mechanical royalty collection and an innovator in the digital licensing arena, we are thrilled to partner with HFA in delivering premier music publishing administration services to our members." – CelebrityAccess Staff Writers