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Rights, the groundbreaking performing rights organization (PRO) that recently partnered with music technology company VNUE, Inc. (OTC:VNUE) to require its Soundstr MRT (Music Recognition Technology) for all of its licensees, is proud to announce the signing of Billboard-charting recording artist and songwriter OG Maco.
OG Maco is best known for his 2014 debut single entitled "U Guessed It," a viral hit that peaked at number 90 on the US Billboard Hot 100 Charts. OG Maco has collaborated with dozens of artists, including Migos, Diplo, 2 Chainz, Gucci Mane, Waka Flocka Flame, Offset, Fallout Boy, and many more.
"I'm overjoyed that OG Maco has chosen to bring his catalog to the Pro Music
Rights family," Pro Music
Rights Founder and CEO Jake P. Noch said in a statement. "He is a standout star in our sterling—and rapidly-expanding—roster of some of the world's greatest musical catalogs."
Rights is a privately-funded, for-profit performing rights organization, only the fifth-ever organization of its kind formed in the United States. The organization was started by Jake P. Noch - Entrepreneur, Music Industry
Executive, and Musician - in 2018. In that short amount of time, Pro Music
Rights has already secured a market share of 7.4% in the USA and represents thousands of artist brands throughout the industry. Pro Music
Rights repertoire includes works that feature such notable acts as Snoop Dog, A$AP Rocky, Wiz Khalifa, Pharrell, Young Jeezy, Julez Santana, Lil' Yachty, the late Nipsey Hussle
& Countless more. VNUE's Soundstr technology will track and audit music plays, so that the correct rights holders are compensated.
VNUE, Inc. CEO Zach Bair said, "With the addition of OG Maco to Pro Music
Rights' roster, the industry should take note that artists will no longer have to stand idle while their royalties are tied up in an opaque, antiquated system, where no one, particularly the songwriters and artists, really knows where that money goes or if they are being paid their due. I am excited to work with Jake, and for VNUE to provide the underlying technology in helping to shape this new and innovative model, one which we believe will be the future of general music licensing."
"Over my years in the industry, I've seen and experienced all the systematic issues caused by other Performing Rights Organizations that drag the creative industry down as a whole," continued Noch. "They hinder the livelihoods of the entire creative community. The Pro Music
Rights model, which leverages VNUE's Soundstr Music
Recognition Technology (soundstr.com) to create a true 'pay-per-play' system, aims to disrupt the old way of doing things and will create a better world for musical artists & music publishers everywhere."
OG Maco says he "is so happy to finally be able to advance my career with a company and a CEO I'd trust not only with my wallet but with my life," speaking about Pro Music
Rights and Jake Noch. He adds, "Pro Music
Rights is the future of artists rights and the perfect way to meld the interests of the artists and the acumen of a Fortune 500 company."
With the Pro Music
Rights model, 100% of all public performance royalties are paid directly to the performers, songwriters, publishers, and legally-entitled rights holders—like OG Maco—who get paid on a monthly basis—all without having administrative fees deducted from their public performance royalties. The extensive Pro Music
Rights catalog represents over 2,200,000+ works.
Rights is actively reaching out to major DSPs such as Apple (Nasdaq:AAPL), Google (Nasdaq:GOOGL), Amazon (Nasdaq:AMZN), Spotify (NYSE:SPOT), Facebook (NASDAQ:FB), 7Digital (LON:7DIG), Tencent (OTCMKTS:TCTZF), Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) Sirius
XM (NASDAQ:SIRI) and more, to reach licensing agreements for Pro Music
Rights catalog music played on each service through its Global IP Counsel Richard Gora, Esq. of Gora LLC, https://goralaw.com. All agreements will require Soundstr monitoring and auditing.