Utopia gets the UK’s Proper Music Group, introduces Distribution Services system
Switzerland-headquartered fintech business Utopia Music is broadening into physical and digital music circulation.
The fast-growing company has actually obtained UK-based supplier Proper Music Group.
Utopia states that the brand-new acquisition will assist it to “supercharge their tune economics and speed up Royalty payments for Creators”, along with to digitise operations and procedures within Proper Music Group’s services.
Today’s news marks Utopia’s 5th business acquisition considering that September.
Just last month it obtained US-based music market directory site ROSTR and Austria-based music information analytics platform, ForTunes.
In October, the company purchased Nashville-based monetary services business, Lyric Financial and in September, Utopia purchased Quincy Jones-backed psychological information enrichment business Musimap.
Sources inform MBW that Utopia has 10s of countless dollars at its disposal.
Utopia states that its brand-new Distribution Services system “will service both independent and significant labels” and will use physical circulation and sales, production and digital circulation services.
It will provide marketing for “developers and entertainers”, digital retail marketing, reporting and budgeting, real-time analytics, and synchronisation.
Proper states that it will continue to service its existing client base “as part of the Utopia household”.
Proper states that it deals with over 1 million titles at any one time and supplies d istribution services for over 1000 independent labels and service business.
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In addition to its numerous current business acquisitions, Utopia has actually made a variety of senior visits in the previous couple of months.
Lat month, Utopia employed Tony Latham as Vice President of its ‘Investor Services Business Unit’, which it states will “support brochure acquisition and increase fund lifecycle money making chances for existing and future Utopia customers”.
Meanwhile, Roberto Neri signed up with as Chief Operating Officer in September, followed by the consultations of Paul Gathercole as Chief Data Officer, Åsa Carild as Head of Platform, Paul Stuart as Chief Legal Officer, Mark Williamson as Vice President for Creator Services, and Rachel Kelly as Vice President for Australia.
” This acquisition works as a foundation towards accomplishing a genuine Utopia.”
Roberto Neri, Utopia Music
” We are happy to reveal our acquisition of Proper, which will serve the entire market and digitise operations and procedures when it concerns circulation,” stated Roberto Neri, Chief Operating Officer at Utopia Music.
” This acquisition functions as a foundation towards accomplishing a genuine Utopia. It will enable us to make sure ‘Fair Pay for Every Play’, and be more effective by using much better and quicker monetary services to Creators, and servicing both significant and independent labels.
” We are delighted to invite them into our household.”
” Proper has a long history in the UK Music scene of which we are extremely happy.”
Drew Hill, Proper Music Group
Drew Hill, handling director at Proper Music Group, stated: “Proper has a long history in the UK Music scene of which we are extremely happy.
” That’s why when we found out of Utopia’s objective we understood we wished to belong of it. Our company believe that together we can assist the entire worth chain reach brand-new heights, and as such we might not be more fired up about this brand-new endeavor.”
” Utopia has the twenty-twenty to take the business to amazing brand-new heights and understand its capacity on the worldwide phase.”
Malcolm Mills, Proper Music Group
Malcolm Mills, Proper Music Group’s creator and previous Chairman, stated: “I am exceptionally happy with what Proper has actually accomplished because I began the initial organization in 1988, with the business prospering through the advancement of digital to turn into one of the UK’s leading suppliers.
” It is totally due to the quality of individuals utilized in the business and I am grateful to them for their ruthless devotion and dedication to supplying the excellent service that has actually made Proper special in this field.
” Utopia has the twenty-twenty to take the business to amazing brand-new heights and understand its capacity on the worldwide phase.” Music Business Worldwide