HAAWK, Which Tracks Down Revenue for Rights Holders, Buys RoyaltyClaim and TuneRegistry

HAAWK, a rights management and content monetization firm started by Ad-Rev co founder Ryan Born, has acquired RoyaltyClaim and TuneRegistry. Terms of the deal were not disclosed although Haawk had previously raised $2.5 million in seed venture capital from Rincon Venture Partners.

Prior to this current acquisition, HAAWK bought certain assets from Dart Music, which specialized in cleaning up music rights metadata, among other rights management services. That company filed for bankruptcy last summer and its assets were sold in separate deals to HAAWK and Core Rights LLC this fall.

As part of the current deal, RoyaltyClaim founder Dae Bogan will become CEO of HAAWK while Born will retain the titles of chairman, president and CFO.

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