ClicknClear Strikes Catalog Deal with Warner Chappell Music, Adds Gymnastics & Figure Skating to Roster of Global Sports Partners

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ClicknClear signs a catalog deal with Warner Chappell Music, adding gymnastics and figure skating to its roster of global sports partners.

ClicknClear, a platform enabling the global choreographed performance sports market to legally use music, has secured a catalog deal with Warner Chappell Music. The new deal, alongside recently signed deals with the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) and International Skating Union (ISU), means ClicknClear’s platform now offers the music industry the untapped potential of billions in global choreographed sports partners.

Long-term deals with FIG and ISU establish ClicknClear as the approved music licensing platform for the figure skating and gymnastics communities worldwide. Further sports are in the pipeline throughout 2024.

Each year, over 100 million young people worldwide aged 12 to 24 participate in choreographed performance sports, including figure skating, gymnastics, cheerleading, and dance, where music is in integral part of any routine. Not only will gymnasts and figure skaters at all levels use music from ClicknClear’s platform for their routines, but sports administrators will use it to verify and enforce music licensing worldwide.

“To be able to simultaneously announce partnerships with one of the world’s most successful music publishers and two prestigious global choreographed performance sports is a strong validation of our technology platform, the quality and dedication of our team, and the momentum behind our business,” says ClicknClear’s founder and CEO, Chantal Epp (pictured).

“The addition of Warner Chappell’s catalog of songs and compositions means we have even more great music readily available on our platform for our sports, while the addition of the FIG and ISU will enable Warner Chappell to join all our publisher and label partners in accessing additional sources of revenue,” Epp continues.

“Collectively, these deals represent significant progress in our mission to build a frictionless relationship between the music industry and choreographed performance sports, and ultimately ensure that creators and rights holders are properly rewarded for the use of their work with an additional, sustainable income stream.”

“We know that athletes use our songwriters’ music to inspire them as they perform. This partnership with ClicknClear will make it easier to ensure our writers are appropriately remunerated for their work wherever it is used around the world and reduce cases of copyright infringement in sport,” adds Daniel Lang, VP, International Digital Licensing and Society Relations at Warner Chappell.

Over 1,000 publishers and labels use ClicknClear’s platform, including Universal Music Publishing, Sony Music, Warner Music, BMG, Kobalt, Concord, Downtown, and hundreds more. The platform’s proprietary technology currently manages over 26 million music rights.