rights management

Since 2011, Membran has been actively involved in artist development and marketing its priority & frontline releases under the generic MEMBRAN label brand. Due to Membran’s service expertise in marketing diverse musical styles, our signings are not limited to just one genre, but range from Pop, Rock & Metal, to Jazz & World Music, to Hip Hop & Dance, through to Classical. Nevertheless, our A&R philosophy is one of quality, dedication and teamwork, and a direct signing to MEMBRAN only takes place if the TEAM that will be working the project, is totally committed.

Submissions for consideration can be directed to our A&R team: A&R@membran.net

NCA New Classical Adventures is one of the most prestigious classical labels in the world with over 100 productions to its credit. Founded over 20 years ago the label has won numerous awards for its superb and celebrated creations. NCA is a modern and active classical label specializing in the release of contemporary classical music and devoted to discovering and establishing young talent in this sector.

NETWORK MEDIEN is undoubtedly one of the finest World Music labels around the globe. Since launching in 1979 almost every release has won awards for quality and innovation and the resultant sales of releases such as “Desert Blues” are in the hundreds of thousands. In 2011 Membran bought all the rights to all the masters and brands. Network releases 2-3 new productions per year.

The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra was founded in 1946 by Sir Thomas Beecham, with the aim of creating a world-class ensemble whose emphasis was on quality. In 2001 Membran acquired a collection of some 100 albums from the 200 masters in the catalog. The RPO catalog is one of the absolute jewels in Membran's crown.

CLASSICO started 1993 in Denmark and is aimed at an audience with a taste for CDs with a difference, works that have never been heard before and new interpretations of well-known pieces.

The label presents an outstanding line-up of the most famous Danish artists like e.g. Ulrik Spang-Hanssen, Okko Kamu, Jan Kaspersen, Morthen Zeuthen and the Copenhagen Philharmonic Orchestra. CLASSICO spanned 800 years of music and is a great, sumptuous feast of music!

NUOVA ERA was founded in 1985 and has been a pillar of the independent classical music scene in Italy ever since. It is dedicated to rare Operas, Belcanto, Baroque and Italian classical music. The label owns over 300 albums of unique works from which Membran systematically selects and releases on a worldwide basis.

The ARS MUSICI productions are from an extensive catalog that specializes in music from the middle Ages and subsequent eras. The focus is on vocal ensemble (soloists, solo singer ensembles and choirs) as well as featuring keyboard instrumental and chamber music in a catalog that consists of over 300 titles.

FONOTEAM is the label created by magnetic tape giant BASF. In the 60s and 70s BASF launched the label in Germany with a huge investment running into millions and contracted and produced thousands of artists in every musical style. The catalog consists of over 50,000 minutes of music and Membran is currently in the process of digitizing and archiving the masters since acquiring the company/label in 2009. To date still only a fraction has been made available.

All Classical releases from the catalog appear on the ACANTA Label which is one of the brands in the FonoTeam family and feature performances by musical greats such as JOSE CARRERAS, 12 CELLISTEN (of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra), LUCIA POPP, BRIGITTE FASSBAENDER, GÄCHIEGER KANTOREI, HELMUTH RILLING, DIETRICH FISCHER-DISKAU, and many more.

POLITUR has been the label for full price new releases of primarily rock repertoire. The releases on this label are for the most part from artists signed under license to Membran and feature artists such as the legendary Ken Hensley of Uriah Heep amongst many others.

DOCUMENTS is Membran's in-house label through which it releases all budget and mid-price series and boxed sets such as the incredibly successful 10CD-WALLET SERIES comprising of some 250 titles.

In addition to Membran's in-house labels, Membran also manages the catalogs of a number of other clients/labels, not only looking after their distribution, manufacturing and marketing, but also creating opportunities for secondary exploitation in advertising and film syncs as well as premium products.

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Membran’s copyrights can be found in hundreds of films and advertising campaigns. Because of the wide range of musical styles and genres that we represent, Membran has become a logical destination for creative agencies and musical directors. In addition to synchronization purposes however, market leaders in mail-order and B2C platforms all use our extensive catalog to compile special and exclusive themed releases. Our expert in-house team supports and assists with suggestions and guidance in this process so as to achieve the optimum result for all parties involved.

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For individual licensing requests and musical direction advice please contact: LICENSE@membran.net

As music revenue streams change, it has become more important than ever to efficiently monitor and collect such monies that have been collected by local societies. Membran uses its international reach to collect these revenues locally so as to bring any funds due to labels, producers and artists in a very timely and comprehensive manner.