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GMTV Signs Music Deal With Ricall
Network to source commercial music from digital search and licensing engine


20 September 2006 -- GMTV, Britain’s biggest breakfast station today announced an agreement with Ricall, the music search and licensing marketplace, that will see GMTV’s programmes, including Entertainment Today and LK Today, researching and sourcing commercial music using the company’s innovative web based service (www.ricall.com).

Ricall operates a state-of-the-art music search engine, which accesses a growing commercial music catalogue currently comprising 2.5 million tracks, including every UK Top 40 hit since charts began in 1952, alongside a vast collection of jazz, classical, blues, soundtrack and other non-chart tracks

Supplying commercial music for GMTV will now be sourced and downloaded using Ricall’s service, making GMTV, after Five, the second major UK broadcaster to adopt a fully managed digital music facility for in-house staff.

Cathy Cooper, GMTV’s music manager, said: “Working with Ricall makes searching and finding music for our producers easier. We trialled the system over the summer. It is extremely cost effective and we were impressed with the way it works – it makes the whole process of finding the right music track very simple, saving us time and money.”

Richard Corbett, founder and chief executive officer of Ricall, added: “We are thrilled to be working with GMTV and this deal demonstrates further just how serious TV companies are about using a digital music solution for their day to day needs. Ricall are expertly placed to offer such a solution.

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Ricall hires VP of Sales from Getty Images to manage sales growth

Leading music research and licensing marketplace, Ricall, has recruited a new addition to its sales and marketing team, as the company looks to manage its increasing volume of sales and unify its marketing efforts. Richard Salsbury joins Ricall as vice president of sales for the UK from Getty Images.

At Getty Images, Salsbury worked as a national account manager, working with clients including Tesco, Vodafone and AOL. Prior to this he developed his skills at Yell Ltd, where he moved up through the ranks from account executive to premier account manager, handling clients including Saab, One Tel and Vision Express.

At Ricall, he will work closely with Jennifer Kersis, senior vice president of marketing and sales, bringing his extensive licensing and account handling experience to bear on the company’s expanding client base.

Jennifer Kersis said: “Richard has real familiarity with the issues around sourcing and licensing for the creative industry, which is a great advantage for us. We’re experiencing a major increase in sales volumes, so his experience in structuring various sales functions, as well as the specialist knowledge he has gained at both Getty and Yell, will have a major impact on our business.”

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About Ricall
Founded in 1998, Ricall has rapidly established itself as the leading music research and licensing network in the broadcast and narrowcast media industry. Its website, www.ricall.com , is a unique online marketplace where professional music users can look for, listen to and license music for use in their commercial productions – from radio ads and TV dramas to viral campaigns and corporate DVDs.
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+44 (0)207 654 7987
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