New York, NY (June 4, 2010)–The Harry Fox Agency, Inc. (HFA) has entered into a mechanical licensing arrangement with LiveCut, LLC for the use of HFA’s Express Live service.
Express Live provides the licenses necessary for immediate distribution of live recordings, moments after a live show ends. The service is able to accommodate the spontaneity of live performance by allowing LiveCut to deliver and distribute product quickly to concert attendees.
Founder and principal of LiveCut, Timothy Wood, commented, “LiveCut delivers one-of-a-kind recordings of a concert online to the audience as soon as the end of the show. We rely on HFA’s Express Live service to ensure proper and convenient mechanical royalty payments to publishers and composers from this new revenue stream.”
“We are pleased that LiveCut selected HFA to assist them with their licensing needs,” said Maurice Russell, senior vice president of licensing, collections, and business affairs, HFA. “Express Live is one of HFA’s unique licensing options that enables new revenue growth for our publishers while accommodating the needs of modern day music distributors.”
HFA launched its popular Express Live mechanical licensing program in 2004. Distinct from the standard mechanical license, Express Live licenses are limited to recordings of live concerts, where the music is then sold to fans either at the concert venue or through direct online sales. A key benefit of the license is that it is “reusable,” that is, one license will cover all concert recordings of the same song by a particular artist.