Digital rights management company Word Collections (wordcollections.com), has entered into agreements to collect mechanical royalties on behalf of Greta Van Fleet, Baroness and Metallica’s Kirk Hammett. The news confirms Word Collections expansion into the music side of royalty collection and follows a recent announcement of similar agreements to represent the literary work of comedians Jerry Seinfeld and Nick Di Paolo.
Word Collections was founded and launched by Jeff Price (formerly TuneCore, Audiam) in July, 2020 with a focus on getting comedians and other spoken word performers licensed and paid for the use of their literary works on Spotify, Apple Music, AM/FM radio, digital radio, Amazon Music, YouTube, YouTube Music, Deezer, Peloton, TikTok, Twitch, Roblox, Snap and many others. Word Collections currently represents the literary works of Robin Williams, George Carlin, Margaret Cho, David Cross, Bill Hicks, Bill Engvall, Billy Crystal and many more. It also licenses and collects music publishing catalogs for Metallica, Thomas Dolby, Songwriters Guild Of America, Gerencia360, St. Nicholas and numerous other songwriters.
Word Collections has identified and begun recovering over $1 billion in earned and unpaid royalties specifically for streams and broadcast of spoken word comedy.
Current music catalogs represented by Word Collections:
Greta Van Fleet
Songwriters Guild of America
Current literary work/comedy catalogs represented by Word Collections:
Andrew Dice Clay
Muhammad Ali Estate
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