Our CEO Erik Steigen was featured in Bergensavisen’s January 18, 2019 issue. The headline reads “Erik from Bergen (Norway) is advisor to the stars / star advisor.”
it’s official. We’ve partnered up with VEEM to give our clients a payment solution without bank fees and crappy foreign exchange rates. Why? Because $35 wire transfer fees is a thing of the past.
We congratulate our clients Axident, Gladius and Ron Moss on the success of this album, containing the single "Company" co-produced and co-written by Axident and Gladius!
Great to see Axident and Ron today - we talked business and strategized for 2018. Honua Music is on the rise!
Erik Steigen, CEO of USA Media Rights, participated as a speaker at the Digital Entertainment World Expo 2018 in Marina Del Rey, California on February 5, 2018. The topic was "THE EARNING REVOLUTION: DISRUPTING ROYALTIES IN MUSIC AND ENTERTAINMENT."
The panelists, in addition to Erik Steigen, were Tyron Bennion, SVP of Global Sales, Hyperwallet, and Matt Burns, Co-Founder and General Counsel, INGrooves. The panel was moderated by Matt Coleman, CEO of Magnify World, who stepped up in Ted Cohen's absence at a moment's notice.
The panel discussion focused on what's broken in the distribution of royalties, how to retain artists in the gig economy, and issues with incomplete and erroneous data.
Our CEO Erik Steigen is speaking at the upcoming Digital Entertainment World Expo in Marina Del Rey, California. Don't miss it!
2017 is coming to a close, and we are thankful for our clients, business associates and friends who shared it with us. Here's to a great 2018!
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SAN FRANCISCO, CA (PRWEB) NOVEMBER 22, 2016
Hyperwallet, a leading global payouts provider to millions of independent workers, today revealed its partnership with USA Media Rights, a music and media rights company providing a broad range of music business services. Through this strategic alliance, USA Media Rights will continue to connect Hyperwallet with music industry organizations to improve the processing and delivery of royalty payments for recording artists, music producers, and songwriters worldwide.
“Historically, it has not been a priority for the music industry to make sure royalty payments reach recording artists, record producers and songwriters in a way of their choosing,” explained Erik Steigen, CEO of USA Media Rights. “The process of getting paid can be extremely cumbersome. Several of the larger companies still require physical paperwork to be signed and notarized in order to process basic necessities such as changing a mailing address or the contact information for authorized representatives, not to mention the initial set-up for payment. As the music business becomes increasingly international, there are a tremendous number of globally-dispersed contributors that have difficulty receiving their hard-earned royalties. We believe Hyperwallet is the solution to that issue.”
“USA Media Rights has been instrumental in bringing Hyperwallet into the music industry,” said Brent Warrington, Hyperwallet’s CEO. “With their vast experience as industry insiders, they recognized that royalty payments were an area where we could work together to improve the experience for music organizations and artists alike. We admire USA Media Rights’ commitment to their clients’ success and look forward to our ongoing partnership.”
Utilizing Hyperwallet’s global payout network, music organizations are expected to substantially reduce the frustrations that come with cross-border royalty payments, where payees have traditionally been subjected to high foreign exchange fees and lengthy delays. Hyperwallet will enable international artists to quickly receive their royalties in their local currency, in addition to providing a range of diverse payout options and a self-serve online earnings portal.
Hyperwallet’s payout platform provides growing organizations with a frictionless, transparent, and reliable way to manage payments and enhance the payee’s experience anywhere in the world. Trusted by enterprise, ecommerce, and on-demand platforms, Hyperwallet makes it easy to pay up to 7 billion people in a singular payment environment. Put your payees in control with enhanced financial management tools, integrated payment tracking technology, and user-friendly compliance and identity verification. Hyperwallet has offices in San Francisco, Austin, and Vancouver. You can learn more at http://hyperwallet.com.
About USA Media Rights
USA Media Rights is a music and media rights company established by Erik Steigen in 2012 and built on over 20 years of music business experience. Clients and partners include songwriters, recording artists, music producers, publishers, record labels, talent managers and other service companies. For more, visit http://www.USAmediarights.com.
By Phillip Kingston
August 3, 2016
As anyone who’s ever started a company should know, there isn’t a simplistic formula for success in entrepreneurship. Whether you are part of a founding team or running your business solo, building your business from the ground up comes with diverse risks and roadblocks. On a daily basis, startup founders confront issues internally, from building the product to developing the business strategy and, externally, when dealing with factors such as shifts in consumer behavior and economic and market decline.
Here are seven ways you can rise above these challenges and lead a winning entrepreneurial team:
1. Lead with purpose.
Startups require strong leaders that can mobilize teams to move fast, and with purpose. Given the grueling hours and sacrifices often needed to work at a startup, seek team leaders who can inspire teams in tough times by championing the mission and meaningful contributions of the company. Leaders should be able to intuitively lead with purpose and establish cohesive units that are equipped to troubleshoot and withstand any setback.
2. Express your vision, regularly.
A leader’s ability to draw the course and drive the team in the right direction is critical in achieving success for the company. Articulate your product roadmap, as well as your short-term and long-term goals for the company and each individual. Show why problems need to be addressed and paint a picture of why your solution matters to the world. A strong entrepreneurial team should be able to visualize the problem it is solving and communicate it in a way that their audience can quickly understand.
3. Be willing to listen.
The enterprise should benefit from the collective wisdom and experience of the community. A highly valued but underused skill is knowing when and how to listen. As your team members are at the frontline of each task, you must know when to accede to their views and perspectives. In addressing an issue at hand, take advice from key parties and then analyze and incorporate recommended strategies as needed.
4. Know when to innovate.
Failure to innovate can present risks of losing ground to rival companies and even losing key members of your team.
However, innovation doesn’t mean continually creating new products or processes. This can waste resources and slow the team’s productivity. Know when to stick to your vision and business plan or when to improve, create and even reinvent your product or service. By listening to your team, investors and most importantly, your customers, you will be better able to anticipate trends and shifts in the market.
5. Manage with existing resources.
Excellent managers focus on developing their team’s unique strengths and taking advantage of what they already do well. As you deliver your business plan, know the limitations of your talent pool and effectively manage your scarce resources. With data and experience, regularly review your activities and team to oversee that they are on track, on time and on budget, but don’t be afraid to take charge when you need to scale up resources.
6. Be quick to decide in uncertain times.
In business, there is not always the luxury of time, data or complete resources to contemplate decisions. Exemplary leaders have the impressive ability to make quick, yet well-informed decisions, even in uncertain times. With a tinkering entrepreneurial team, don’t hesitate to make firm and intelligent decisions quickly and move on to the next phase of growth for your company.
7. Attract the top talent.
It will be difficult to attract the best talent if they cannot grasp what their future looks like as an employee of your company. Communicate benefits and opportunities for professional growth to every current and potential employee. If employees are unclear about what’s at stake as a member of your team, chances are, they won’t hesitate to walk away. Employees must find themselves so heavily involved in the success (or failure) of the business that they would invest their own resources or take a significant pay cut in exchange for equity.
It is with great excitement USA Media Rights is launching its stand-alone business management website! We hope you enjoy it and that you will consider us.
President & CEO, USA Media Rights
September 19, 2016