27th October 2015
Digital content aggregator One Media is delighted to announce a new collaboration with The London Children's Ballet (LCB) which will see, for the first time, the digital release of their entire music and video library made available to over 600 digital stores such as Google Play, iTunes, Spotify & Deezer to name a few. Additionally, a dedicated commercial video channel is being established on YouTube. One Media is working with ballet experts to edit the shows and for the first time will show the LCB productions on a move by move basis from a 'demi-plie’ to a ‘pas de deux’.
United by their passion for ballet, the highly talented young LCB dancers aged 9-14 (boys 9-16) come from every economic, social and ethnic background. With audition judges selecting children who have that special appeal regardless of whether or not they have a perfect ballet body and giving them the opportunity to perform in a week-long West End run to sell-out audiences.
Carrie Reiners, Executive Director of London Children’s Ballet commented “We are thrilled to work with One Media iP to help us promote our vast creative output to a larger audience. For 21 years LCB has been a leader in creating new narrative ballets with original scores. This music is typically only heard in live performances and on DVD recordings, but now it will be accessible to all fans of classical and ballet music allowing us to grow our national and international footprint. LCB chose One Media iP for their expertise in the digital music industry, their talented and dedicated staff and for their strong commitment to the arts. We look forward to a long and successful partnership.”
CEO of One Media iP Michael Infante, explained “Access to the arts is so important and we are delighted to ensure that the work of the LCB reaches the widest audience as possible. This collaboration will enable the amazing archive of content to be brought to the wider public in easy to watch steps combined with the full shows at long last, inspiring dancers from all walks of life.”
London Children’s Ballet will return to the West End in 2016 with a beautiful new production of Little Lord Fauntleroy in April 2016.
OMiP has acquired the Public Performing License (PPL) income associated with the MotorCity & High Energy/Northern Soul Catalogues. Established in 1934, the PPL (ppluk.com) administers the monetisation of performances on behalf of the rights owners and issues licenses on their behalf to radio broadcasters, TV channels, shopping centres, telephone on hold music, nightclubs and any public venue that plays and/or exploits music to enhance their businesses. This income is commonly referred to as "Neighboring Rights" and is monitored by the PPL and its partners worldwide. The PPL has recently reported continued growth year on year in this sector of music monetisation and collection.
The deal, which allows OMIP to collect the PPL income to over 3,000 music performances held within the catalogue, whose master rights were originally acquired on the 1st January 2010. This license further strengthens this catalogue's revenue bearing income stream.
Commenting on the acquisition, Michael Infante CEO & Chairman of One Media, said "Neighboring Rights income is likened to ground rents. The income stream is usually modest but is collected under statute in most territories worldwide. Every time a track is played anywhere in the world via a broadcast service or used to enhance a service or product, it triggers a payment which is ultimately reported to the label controlling such rights. I am pleased that we have acquired these rights to our most valuable Motor City and Northern Soul, High Energy Catalogues".
Hosted at The London Stock Exchange, this years guest speakers will include One Media iP’s Michael Infante, who will be on a panel of experts including IBM’s Marc A. Ehrlich and QinetiQ’s Dr. Elli Oxtoby discussing the all important role of iP monetisation.
The 4th LPS - London IP Summit, is an industry leading event dedicated to bringing together IP owners, experts and investors to address key challenges and operational issues faced by companies and IP professionals today. The summit will provide meaningful and valuable insights in IP generation as well as managing, protecting, enforcing and monetising intellectual property portfolio. The event aims to create an industry networking platform to accelerate stakeholders’ collaboration as a vehicle for higher profit generation.
The LPS - London IP Summit, chaired by Stephen Pattison of ARM Holdings Plc, is an established annual meeting for IP regulators, policy makers, Board-level IP managers, as well as IP experts, litigators, investors and their advisers in a dialogue designed to address and to discuss best practices and solutions to enhance IP management strategies.
One Media is pleased to announce that the litigation against Henry Hadaway, HHO Licensing Ltd and Henry Hadaway Organisation Ltd,(“the Hadaway Defendants”) has been successfully adjudged as 'wilful copyright infringement of One Media iP's (the Plaintiff) exclusive copyrights into the Point Classics catalogue of recordings.
On 17 September 2015 the Federal Court in Nashville Tennessee issued a judgment for the sum of $781,846.32 USD (seven hundred & eighty one thousand, eight hundred and forty six dollars and 32 cents) (which includes costs of $9,928.82 USD) in favour of One Media iP Ltd against the HHO entities and Henry Hadaway personally for the wilful infringement of 1,466 (one thousand four hundred and sixty six) recordings from the Point Classics catalogue owned exclusively by One Media iP Ltd.
Point Classics is currently one of the leading digital classical music catalogues and comprises many of the great masterpieces by the world's greatest composers. Works composed by Vivaldi, Verdi, Tchaikovsky, Strauss, Smetana, Schumann, Schubert, Rossini, Ravel, Pachelbel, Mozart, Hadyn, Handel, Dvorak, Brahms, Bizet, Beethoven, Bach and Albinoni to name just some of the 100 composers within the catalogue of rights.
The catalogue comprises of over 4000 recordings it is widely used (under strict license) for digital, physical and synchronization purposes. Point Classics operates a digital web site for music supervisors and licensees alike whereby the content is regularly exploited on a B2B basis. (www.pointclassics.com)
One Media is now exploring its legal options with regards to enforcing the award made by the Federal Court in Nashville Tennessee.
Michael Infante CEO commented "We are pleased that the Federal Court in Nashville Tennessee has recognised our exclusive ownership into these recordings and the wilful infringement made by the Hadaway Defendants. This sends a strong message to those who believe that exploiting our content in foreign territories will go unchallenged. The music industry is only as good as its content and its ability to monetise it and we will strongly defend our music assets whereby we see them being flagrantly infringed”.
For further information, please contact:
One Media iP Group Plc - Chairman and Chief Executive Michael Infante Tel: +44 (0)175 378 5500
One Media iP Group Plc - Brand & Communications Manager - Alice Dyson-Jones Tel: +44 (0)175 378 5501
One Media iP is pleased to announce it's attendance at this years Reeperbahn Festival in Hamburg, Germany as part of the BPI’s trade mission delegation. The Reeperbahn Festival Conference is Europe’s B2B platform for the music and digital industry and offers industry professionals the opportunity to meet and exchange ideas at sessions, networking events, meetings, award ceremonies and showcases. At this year’s conference, top international speakers will address issues relevant to the music industry under the heading ‘Talents, Trends & Trade’ and its submarkets – recorded music, live entertainment, and publishing and related sectors in the digital economy.
The conference welcomes more than 3,500 media representatives and professionals from the music and digital industries from approximately 40 countries and runs from 23 - 26th September 2015.
To arrange a meeting with one of the One Media team attending the conference please email:
Michael Infante - CEO & Chairman -
• Turnover of £1,487,132 (2014: £1,492,412);
• Profit before tax of £270,454 (2014: £345,570);
• Cash balances of £1,016,994 at 30 April 2015 (£1,219,466 at 31 October 2014);
• Dividend of 0.071p per ordinary share paid in November in respect of the year ended 31 October 2014; and
• Interim dividend declared of 0.071p per ordinary share declared in respect of the six month period ended 30 April 2015.
Outlook from Chairman and Chief Executive Michael Infante
‘Streaming’, or ‘Screaming‘ as the Music industry seems to be greeting the transformational medium shift, is becoming the emerging method of choice for digital consumers and we welcomed the arrival of Apple’s new streaming initiative at the end of June, ‘Apple Music’. The music market perception is contentious between rights owners and the digital distributors and this has to play out, we are 100% behind their initiative. The list of artists and trade associations alike that have resisted the change has been slightly appeased by the recent U-turn by Apple on its “Free for Three” deal as I call it by a ‘sticking plaster’ token royalty rate, but in my opinion the resisting content owners are just going to be proven as ‘coming late to the party’ and not just ‘fashionably late’. To date, we have successfully navigated the curves, but there is a small price to pay for this in the short term.
The news from Apple Music regarding the 3-month consumer trial with the low royalty rate from inception will seem a mere bagatelle 18-months from now. Increasing understanding of how our business may grow in the future and having the insight that I believe One Media has, has served us well to date. The speed with which the music market is evolving presents exciting prospects for us. Where there's confusion, there's opportunity and it's just about ensuring best value for the business.
Content is the most important element of any music store and without content it can deliver nothing. Apple Music’s only fault is that it is 2 years too late, but it will catch up. The 3-month trial is costly but long-term it will prove good for content owners. I cannot predict how many iTunes users will switch to the new service but in all honesty from a One Media point of view, I hope they all do. Our content has achieved a higher yield of transactions on Spotify than on any other downloading store over the last three years, including Amazon. Our type of content, nostalgic back catalogue, performs well on streaming stores. My view is that consumers are more likely to experiment with tracks for their playlists when it does not cost them £0.99p to add. Last year in America, album downloads fell by 9% whilst on-demand streaming soared by 54% (Source: Sunday Times 14/6/15). Apple are reported to hold details of over 800 million credit cards. I believe that this will greatly add to its power of persuasion to its customer base. My view is that Apple’s target of 100 million subscriptions over the forthcoming period makes them a serious contender to Spotify and will rewrite the music consumption landscape moving forward. Spotify launched in 2008 in Scandinavia with just a few thousand subscribers; it now boasts 75 million users in total with 20 million of them paying a monthly subscription. The use of ‘Freemium Access’ was their most compelling route to market. Apple’s approach is different, initially the 3-month free trial engenders commitment. During that time the consumer will have built new playlists and stopped paying the track download rate. Not every Apple user will convert, but those who do and the new Apple Music adopters, will enjoy access to over 13 million tracks of great music catalogue with a depth that hitherto they have not yet explored through the previous destination downloading method. Who wants to spend money on something you may only play a few times? When paid for subscription on streaming hits ‘critical mass’ it can only benefit the music industry.
One more crucial point in this ever-changing music market place. As Streaming grows, the Group has the opportunity to market its music directly with consumers via playlists. We can better engage with our nostalgic music fan base and better understand its behaviour and habits, as well as identify territories in which our fans are based. This can only assist with our acquisition program to buy more of the content that suits One Media’s market.
The outlook for the music industry is very positive, but there are still adjustments to manage whilst the stores fight it out for supremacy. Our video exploitation is growing at a steady rate with YouTube and we are very encouraged as our eighteen video channels gain further traction. In the last 12 months we have achieved over 276 million minutes of viewing on our YouTube channels, bringing the total since launch in 2013 to circa 1 billion minutes of viewing. Income from our channels continues to grow month by month as more territories switch on to an ‘Ad-Spend’ model. Emerging territories such as Vietnam, Tunisia and Morocco have been added to the monetised list of countries this year, with more set to follow. Whilst the debates and discussions on Apple Music are set to continue, we must mention our excitement about whispers that the best-kept secret within the industry, Google’s YouTube ‘MusicKey’ which is due to launch later this year. This long awaited music site from YouTube is a paid music streaming subscription service. The service is an extension of Google's existing store, Google Play. The All Access ‘Music key’ service, along with the existing audio-only streaming functionality provided as part of All Access, adds integration with YouTube to provide ‘advertising-free’ streaming of music videos hosted by the service. With YouTube’s 1 billion active users each month, they are certainly the dark horse amongst the pack.
We believe that the Group is positioned correctly both technically and from a content perspective to benefit from the changes within the industry moving forward. Margins (due to reduced rate card trials widely reported in the press) will be challenged but we are a stringently run organisation with a focus on our cost centres and exploitation partners. Opportunities for further acquisition of content and development are paramount to our operation and despite some pending industry turbulence we remain positive on the outlook of our business. We value the integrity of our copyrights and the new emerging consumers that will be embracing music and video through the many new digital stores that are yet to launch.
One Media Music & Vision
High octane motoring shows.
Classic Rock and Roll
Imagine if Elvis wrote a diary...
The Best bits of Classical Music
The Best of Britain
Enjoy heart-warming episodes
Enjoy classic episodes
Concerts & documentaries
Motorcity & Northern soul
The best nostalgic music videos
The worlds greatest artists
Indie Rock Music Videos
All about animals.
80's TV 'The Unforgettables'
A Gerry Anderson creation
Laugh out loud