rightclearing – One-stop music licensing
What is rightclearing?
rightclearing simplifies and democratizes the market for music licensing. The entire process from searching for songs to creating and paying for binding legal licenses has been automated. Independent artists and labels can now earn money with the usage rights to their music. Private persons, advertisers or filmmakers can license songs for their own use with only a few clicks.
rightclearing was developed by the artist-based music platform restorm.com and is fully integrated therein. Labels and artists adjust their licensing settings on restorm.com: More about restorm.com
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What is important to us?
Music makes life worth living. We love uncovering fresh talent, going to great live gigs and holding lovingly designed albums in our hands. We work all day for those who put their whole life into their music. Emerging technology is constantly changing the music business and with it the demands placed on artists. In order to unlock the huge potential of the Internet, a modern system of copyrights, fair structures and transparency are necessary. If the majority says that things can’t be changed, that only increases our motivation to do so. The artist should always be the first to profit from their music.
Joi Ito, director of MIT Media Lab (photo by: Mizuka)
"I joined the restorm Advisory Board because I think rightclearing has the potential to radically renew the market of art licensing: it’s simple, innovative, transparent and fair.“
The Internet-visionary Joi Ito, who has invested in such companies as Twitter, Last.fm and Flickr at a very early stage, was CEO of Creative Commons and is now director of the renowned MIT Media Lab. In 2008 he was added to Business Week’s list of the “25 Most Influential People on the Web”.
Hal Bringman, accomplished media strategist, Internet media consultant for NVPR
“Having spent so much time fighting to forge a digital music marketplace, rightclearing now has the potential to make this a reality. With rightclearing, Creative Commons moves from a respected concept to a commercial entity, as all forms of art can now be monetized in a transparent and efficient manner.”
Hal Bringman is at the vanguard of digital media having launched and helped build some of the most disruptive start-ups to date such as MP3.com and Napster. Most recently, he recognized Double Down Interactive’s massive market potential and joined this venture to help it reach the next level.
Florent Thouvenin, co-director of the Research Center for Information Law (FIR-HSG)
“rightclearing is a worldwide unique copyright management system that allows licensing in less than 5 minutes, without any lawyers or mediators. This idea and the brilliantly simple implementation are of enormous economic value.”
Dr. Florent Thouvenin's practice mainly focuses on intellectual property and unfair competition law. He represents clients as counsel before Swiss courts and in administrative proceedings and also acts as a permanent lecturer at the University of Zurich and other Swiss colleges.
Boris Löhe, president of Mufin
"These guys are extremely visionary, entrepreneurial and rebellious. I am proud to be part of their cosmos."
Boris Löhe has held leading positions at many music labels, including Universal and Sony. Since 2010, he has been president of the tech company Mufin, the leading expert for audio identification solutions and advanced fingerprinting technology.