Happy New Year!
So it’s 2019 already – that came around fast! We thought we’d kick off the new year with a focus on the rights-owned content on the site. There’s a couple of reasons for this – firstly we’ve not done it before and secondly, the rights-owned titles on the site are some of the most popular arrangements we’ve put up so far so it seemed like a good idea to put a bit more focus on them.
We have replaced the Christmas Arrangements link on our Home Page with a new ‘Cleared Copyright Arrangements’ link and created a dedicated page just for these titles (The Christmas Arrangements are all still there by the way and you can still access them from our online catalogue if you want to get ahead on Christmas 2019!).
I was thinking to myself why we hadn’t done this before and I realised that it’s probably because in reality, we haven’t been able to achieve what we had originally planned in terms of getting our arrangements of publisher-owned songs up onto the site. The whole process proved to be considerably more drawn-out and problematic than we envisaged and we have climbed a steep learning curve throughout last year in working out how to make it all work better.
Looking back now and reviewing the catalogue of rights-owned titles we have on the site, it’s actually quite pleasing what we did achieve though. Thanks to our friends at 32Music who have helped us with the clearance process since the start, we have 34 titles on the site as we speak and all of them are pretty special arrangements.
In addition to this, I’m hoping to be able to announce some very exciting news in this whole area soon, but that’s for another blog (I hope!).
In the meantime, please do check out what we have been able to licence successfully so far – there really are some absolute gems in there. Also, do let us know what you think of them- we’d love to hear from your experiences.