RAO holds a tender for agents in the sphere of copyright licensing


Russian Authors’ Society (RAO) announced a tender for agents in the sphere of mobile and internet content, mechanical reproduction and audiovisual synchronization licensing.

The Authors’ Council of RAO decided to outsource some activities, which are traditionally executed by music publishers. This will allow RAO to decrease its expenditures and to stimulate royalties collection.

Tender announcements were sent to the following companies: Interactive, INTECH, Broma 16, Warner/Chappell Music, First Music Publishing, RightsCom, Mobiliner, National Music Publishing, All Music Publishing, Universal Music Publishing, Melodia, United Music Group, Stimul-Distribution and Soyuz Studio.

Decision on selection of RAO agents will be made by the end of February 2017.