Angola: Sadia, Unison Sign Digital Rights Collection Agreement

Luanda — The Angolan Copyright Society (SADIA) and Europe's Unison have announced the signing of an agreement for the collection of digital rights in the European Union and the United Kingdom.

According to a press release, to which Angop had access, the representation agreement aims to collect digital rights in Europe, for the repertoire of over 35,000 songs entrusted by Angolan authors, artists and publishers to SADIA.

With this agreement, reads the note, SADIA members will be represented throughout the European territory, through a single point of contact, as a result of Unison's multi-territorial licence agreements with Digital Service Providers (DSPs), Social Networks and other users of musical works.

SADIA ´s chairman, Lopito Feijó, has said that this project requires responsibility, mainly because it is something as important as the collection of digital rights for Angolan authors.

"It is a great honour for us to have them as partners and we are happy that the authors have trusted us to carry out this project", reinforced the official.

On his turn, Unison CEO, Jordi Puy, has said that he sees the agreement as the beginning of a long and fruitful journey for the two parties.

"We are grateful to SADIA for trusting us and very happy to serve the representatives of Angolan creators in our joint mission to optimize digital collections in Europe", reads the document.

Both companies are committed to providing efficient, transparent and cutting-edge services to the music industry and are committed to streamlining the receipt of artistic rights.

Unison is Europe's leading independent copyrights management entity offering a multi-territory digital licensing service with direct negotiations with DSPs, social networks and other digital music users, as well as offline collection management through its international network representation agreements.

The company began operations in 2020 and already manages rights for more than 1 million songs, representing more than 270 customers from 12 countries.

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