HFA’s Slingshot Delivers Music Rights Management Services To Google Play 

The Harry Fox Agency, Inc. (HFA), a provider of rights management solutions for the music and other intellectual property-based industries, is working with Google Play to deliver rights management services for its digital music service for Android devices and the web.

HFA’s rights management service, Slingshot, will support Google Play as it taps into HFA’s comprehensive rights database and extensive publisher relationships to facilitate the licensing of music for use in its music locker and music store.  HFA will also provide license administration and process royalty distributions to publishers.

“HFA continues to forge relationships that join content creators and digital music distributors in win-win opportunities,"says Michael Simon, President and CEO of HFA. "We are thrilled that Google is developing new music publishing revenue streams and are delighted to streamline their content clearance process so that they can focus on providing their customers with the best service possible.”

Google Play offers digital music, movies, books, magazines, apps and games for Android devices and on the web. More than 1.3 million new Android devices are activated each day around the world.