About 2017-03-18T09:54:39+00:00

About New Internet Media

Back in 2006 we started mulling over the complexity and opacity in all matters related to royalties and copyright, and Thor was struck by the similarities between music copyright registration and the handling of shares in a company on the stock market. (At the time we were a fast growing music distribution company with music on the mobile phone (launched 4 June 2004 with partners SonyMusic and Microsoft)).

Why can’t this principle be applied in the world of music copyright?

In 2006 the technology didn’t exist to handle these questions, so the project was deferred.

Fast forward to 2013, the technology that brought all of Thor’s visions back to life was bitcoin and the underlying technology – blockchain (Distributed Ledger Technology DLT).

Guy Fletcher, OBE and Thor Pettersen had by then launched Internet Music ltd which became the core UK company.

In 2016 we incorporated New Internet Media to act as a holding company for the commercial companies Internet Music Exchange and Internet Music Marketing. A holding company makes sense as we discovered many other implementations of our nano-payments principle, as well as setting up similar processes based upon the “More money, faster to the owners of copyright” services.

The “old” name Internet Music is now the name of the company (limited by guarantee) which is owned by copyright owners in musical works and recordings.

Core team

Thor Pettersen

Thor was the first to (legally) put music on the mobile phone and the first to integrate mobile music in a social network (Microsoft IM) with partners Sony Music (then BMG) and Microsoft MSN back in June 2004.
From acquiring 85 000 subscribers in a month when launching music to mobile phones to today’s complex social media, Inbound Marketing and SEO – he believes in a programmic approach to digital communication.

After discovering Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) 3 years ago – Thor is convinced that anything that requires paper based proof today will be digitalized with DLT in the (near) future.

Guy Fletcher, OBE, FRSA

Guy has been a respected songwriter since the sixties. Recordings of his songs by Elvis Presley, Cliff Richard, Ray Charles, Frankie Valli, Joe Cocker and many other international stars have ensured Guy’s place in British pop history.
He joined the board of the PERFORMING RIGHT SOCIETY in 1998 and was elected Chairman of the PERFORMING RIGHT SOCIETY on January 1st 2011 helping to shape the digital future for music creators.
Guy was honoured by the Queen in 2005 with an OBE for services to British Music.

Nick Kounoupias

A tireless champion of the client’s cause.
Nick is an international Anti-Piracy IP, media and music law expert with over 25 years experience.
Nick’s extensive experience in all areas of intellectual property work, and in particular his expertise in Anti-Piracy and anti-counterfeiting work, copyright, design and trade mark infringement, collecting societies advice, music law advice, cultural property and international justice work makes him an extremely valuable member of the international team.

Brian Scholfield

Since qualifying as a Chartered Accountant Brian has worked at the highest level of the record and music publishing business principally in the commercial and financial arenas and more recently as CEO. He set up the back office from scratch for MCA Records (now Universal) when it was commencing operations in the UK and for Rondor Music in Los Angeles following the sale of A+M Records which had hitherto carried out all the back office functions. As CEO he has taken a company from private to the junior exchange OFEX and then onto AIM.  He has negotiated licensing agreements with EMI and manufacturing and distribution agreements with CBS and has been involved from a non creative view point with the acquisition and development of music/media rights in every conceivable area.

Tom Bradley

Chair positions..CLA( Copyright Licensing Agency), MCPS ( and Co-Chair of PRS for music ), and MPA ( Music Publishers Association).
Copyright Licensing Agency …Independent Chair. (5 years)
EMI Music Publishing ……( 9 years )…Deputy MD/ Finance Director