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IDM Music Int., major player in the music publishing industry since 1992 with offices in NYC, Zagreb, Italy , Poland , Belgrade
IDM Music, an international rights clearance agency from NYC since 1992, with an established Music Publishing branch in Croatia, Serbia, Slovenia, Poland,Hungary, Bulgaria, Romania, Czeck Republic, and the remaining ex Yu territories.
Company History 1988 IDM Music was established in Germany in 1988. The company handled video and audio productions throughout former Yugoslavia. 1990 IDM Music ltd. opened branches in Zagreb (Ex Yugoslavia) and Italy, c/o Bixio Music group. IDM was the first privately owned Music Company in the territory of ex-Yugoslavia. The company co-owned one the most renowned recording & video studios in Croatia called SIM Studios, which was involved in 80% of Yugoslav music production, having sold approximately 20 million records. 1992 A New York City branch opened in 1992. The Company’s main focus became Music Publishing, specialized in the utilization of back catalogue. IDM/Bixio became known as the “Italian Connection,” because of its representation of 80% of Italian Indies. IDM specialized in: Placement in Film TV & Advertisement Copyright Restoration of Italian copyrights that fell into the PD in the USA Currently IDM Music NY represents/manages copyrights of over 20,000 foreign and domestic songs. Functioning as a Rights Clearance Agency in the USA for Croatian Production Companies, IDM saw an opportunity in a virgin territory to develop music publishing, hence the opening of IDM d.o.o. in 2003 2003 IDM became involved in the region by: -Educating the local Music, Film & TV Industry about “Music Publishing.” Explaining the various rights involved in Music licensing, protected copyrights, Intellectual rights etc. -Generating catalogue awareness. -Generating additional revenues through Sync licenses for foreign catalogues, while working on pushing through new legislation that would benefit publishers -Working on setting up proper payment structures and management of other intellectual rights such as Mechanicals & Performing rights etc. 2004 IDM d.o.o. became BMG Music International’s sub-publishers for the region, thus adding a major independent to it’s catalogue previously comprising of Peer Music, Bixio Music Group and a number of independent Italian publishers. Though IDM’s main priority is to market and promote international catalogues, IDM is strongly focused on establishing proper intellectual rights revenue distribution and protection by setting the standards within the territory that would comply with the International community. Through its business connections, IDM achieved some major milestones during its first year of business, setting standards of which all publishers & writers in the region have benefited and ensured a higher level of protection of intellectual property. Working closely with HDS/ZAMP, IDM Music has made a major contribution towards the implementation and procurement of the new Copyright and Related Rights Act passed in 2003. 2005 2005 - present IDM Music Publishing is now an established music publisher focused on developing music publishing by maximizing exposure and usage rather than functioning simply as a collection agency. It has gained a national & international reputation for placement (local & in the USA) of Music in Motion Pictures, TV Advertisement as well as actively pursuing alternative channels of revenue, such as granting back catalogue songs for sample usage to the hip hop community: i.e. G Unit, Beck, Keith Murray, Kill Bill 2, Lloyd Banks, TI, Redman etc. IDM also licenses songs and compiles compilations for other companies. IDM became the first publisher in the territory who had in place paid blanket licenses for pop and library catalogues. IDM music has gained access to previously unexploited fields of revenue and solicited alternative uses of the music under IDM’s control. IDM’s President Tomo in der Muhlen held Region wide lectures on Music Publishing and Intellectual right clearances for Industry Professionals to create awareness and establish publishers’ presence to reduce illicit usage and fight piracy. IDM Music established relationships with the major telecoms, such as T-com and Vodafone and other ring tone providers. It fought to set standards and managed to secure a 18% adaptation fee for monophonic and polyphonic ring tones. IDM moved on to assist in setting up local Musical Downloads, and became the first company to offer their catalogue for digital download - we believe that making music more accessible to the public will help us fight piracy. In 2006, IDM’s production branch won the Croatian TV awards for the best TV show opener. 2007 brought IDM Music further international recognition, by winning the ASCAP award for the Best Regional Mexican Song, Volvere. IDM Music is currently the major independent publisher in the region, continuing to expand its international as well as local catalogue. With an already established position as the leader in TV and film placement, IDM Music is now intensifying its focus on exploring alternative revenue options, such as local covers of international repertoire, premiums and sales through newspapers and digital stores.
While today using hit songs or back catalogue in sync projects is the hottest thing to do, back in 1992 it was still a novelty, allowing IDM to establish itself quickly as the Italian Indie Sync connection adding to bill The 1994 LIncoln Town Car commercial, All in the Family tv shows, UC : Undercover, Kill BIll, GodFather, and more recently American Hustle, Silver Linings Playbook, Diana Vreeland: The eye must travel and many more. IDM gained its 80% market share in the region of Ex Yugoslavia, by focusing on generating income for its writers ( usually a job done by record labels) when none was there yet, by actively working on sync, radio promotion , etc. While in the USA it focuses on European Indie catalogues a major motion picture placements, IDM's South Central European branches protects, collects and exploits international copyrights a like while developing tradition local artist as well as new young ones, trying to fill a a current void in our market. With 30 years of experience under its belt, IDM music is ALWAYS looking for new talent. If you are interested in getting your music reviewed you may use this page as a tool to reach out tous.
Mission: IDM publishing & IDM Rights Clearance is focused on developing new artitsts , in addtion to protecting, and maximizing exposure and usage of back catalogues and the writers in their care on a world wide level.
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