7digital and CAPASSO in pan-African licensing deal

7digital and CAPASSO in pan-African licensing dealThe new agreement covers both downloads and streaming for 40 African countries. (Image source: Roy Barnett Jr./Flickr) Digital music platform 7digital has announced the agreement of a multi-territory licensing deal for Africa

The agreement, signed with licensing agency CAPASSO, covers 40 countries and includes licences for downloads and streaming, expanding 7digital’s footprint to cover a total of 82 countries with a global catalogue of over 32mn tracks.

The company, which serves clients in North America, Europe, India, Australia and New Zealand, as well as territories in Latin America, the Middle East and Asia, said that the announcement illustrated its commitment to working with international rights-holders to foster industry growth across all major and emerging markets.

7digital CEO Simon Cole said, “This licence agreement is a world-class deal that secures 7digital’s place among the pacesetters in digital musical licensing.

“It’s a full repertoire blanket licence for forty countries, with a single point for reporting and invoicing, which ensures a simple procedure for managing rights. Securing this type of agreement with licensing agencies is vital to our business and our collaboration with CAPASSO is extremely valuable for our presence in Africa.”

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