Flame Distribution tunes in to a first time agreement with concord music publishing.

Flame Distribution has partnered with the global independent Concord Music Publishing as part of a first-time agreement, adding a new dimension to the distributor’s business and providing additional sources of revenue for TV producers.

The partnership with Concord Music Publishing’s FTV division which specifically publishes Television and Film producer music rights and assists producers to maximize revenues from these rights, will provide Flame Distribution with Concord’s infrastructure including copyright, royalties, tracking, and its worldwide network with society memberships and direct membership of most major collecting societies worldwide.

Since its inception, Flame Distribution has been looking to commercialise all areas of production, starting with TV, streamers, inflight entertainment and then moving on to footage. This venture with Concord Music Publishing marks the next phase in the distributor’s business strategy, extending Flame’s reach by exploring another way to bring additional value to the productions they represent via the monetisation of music.

Flame represents over 180 TV producers worldwide and this agreement will offer future productions the expertise and advice to commercialise on this lucrative area and provide opportunities to access additional financing where appropriate to help secure the music publishing rights and invest into budgets which are under increasing pressure to be met.

Concord Music Publishing owns and administers more than 600,000 copyrighted musical works, representing some of the world’s most celebrated songwriters, composers and lyricists – such as Glen Ballard, Fiona Bevan, Jacob Collier, Hillary Lindsey, Mark Ronson.. whilst Concord’s catalogue of song writing legends features names such as Irving Berlin, Phil Collins, Rodgers & Hammerstein, Cyndi Lauper, Pink Floyd, Daft Punk. Concord is also home to the world’s leading classical music publishers Boosey & Hawkes and Sikorski Music Publishing.

Concord FTV’s SVP Jonathan Channon commented: “It is an exciting opportunity to partner with such a successful company on a broad reach of productions across so many varied genres of programming. This new dimension to Flame’s business provides a real opportunity to help advise on funding music in programming and deliver added value to productions.”

Fiona Gilroy, Content Sales & Acquisitions Director, Flame Distribution said, “This is an exciting alliance for us, especially as it is with a music publisher of such high-calibre as Concord, and working with Jonathan Channon, a highly experienced and respected veteran within this field. Music can be a very lucrative area, and as the TV industry as a whole is constantly thinking more creatively about how to find new sources of funding for their content as well as returns on the backend, our new relationship with Concord will provide access to premium advice in this area of the business.”

About Concord Music Publishing:

Concord Music Publishing is a global, full-service, independent music publisher offering bespoke creative support from its A&R, Synchronization and Marketing teams and diligent administration by its in-house Copyright, Licensing, Income Tracking and Royalty departments. Based in Nashville with offices in New York, Los Angeles, Miami, London and Berlin, Concord Music Publishing owns or administers more than 400,000 copyrighted musical works. Spanning nearly two centuries of song, through a vast array of genres and territories, Concord represents the world’s most celebrated songwriters, composers and lyricists. Concord’s current roster includes such chart-topping and critically acclaimed songwriters as Glen Ballard, Tyler Bates, Fiona Bevan, BIA, Bombay Bicycle Club, Jason Robert Brown, Tofer Brown, Daft Punk, Denzel Curry, Jacob Collier, James Earp, Noah Goldstein, Ruston Kelly, Tom Kitt, Daniel Lanois, Hillary Lindsey, Duff McKagan, Oh Wonder, Justin Parker, Steve Robson, Mark Ronson, Biff Stannard, Varren Wade and Walshy Fire. Concord’s catalog of songwriting legends includes Irving Berlin, Sammy Cahn, Phil Collins, Willie Colon, John Fogerty, Marvin Hamlisch, Oscar Hammerstein II, George Harrison, Robert Johnson, Cyndi Lauper, Pink Floyd, Trent Reznor, Richard Rodgers, Joan Sebastian and Pete Seeger. Concord Music Publishing is also home to the world’s leading classical music publishers Boosey & Hawkes and Sikorski Music Publishing, which includes the works of renowned composers John Adams, Leonard Bernstein, Aaron Copland, Steve Reich, Igor Stravinsky, Sergei Prokofiev and Eric Whitacre. www.concord.com

About Flame Distribution:

Established in 2011 with offices in Sydney, London and New York, Flame Distribution (a division of the Flame Media group of businesses) is a leading global distribution company specialising in high-end factual entertainment and documentary programming across a broad range of genres such as History, Science, Crime, Environment, Sport, Food/Travel, Adventure, Wildlife, Lifestyle, Kids educational and much more! With a catalogue consisting of over 1,130 titles and approximately 4,000 hours of programming, Flame Distribution represents over 200 content producers from around the world, applying a bespoke approach to the marketing of each select title. Flame Distribution is also involved in the development, financing and co-production of content, working closely with producers in order to create quality shows for the global TV market. www.flamemedia.tv

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