SOLD: Ricall IP Asset Sale


Jeremy Karr and Ian Franses of Begbies Traynor (Central) LLP, the Joint Liquidators of Ricall Limited (in Liquidation) (“Ricall” or “the Company”), have appointed Metis Partners to support the marketing and sale of the intellectual property (“IP”) assets relating to the Company.


  • Proven E-Commerce Software
  • Respected Music Sync Licensing Brand
  • Extensive Collection of Tracks From over 1,200 Licence Holders
  • Attractive Unregistered Trade Marks

This is a unique opportunity to acquire the IP assets of Ricall, an established and well-known music licensing brand, which operated one of the world’s largest online music research and licensing marketplaces.


All offers and requests for more information should be submitted by email directly to Morven Fraser at The deadline for offers has been set at Thursday 28th September 2017 at noon.


Ricall was launched in 1998, providing a number of services for licensing music for use in advertising, film, TV shows and video production. The Company’s high-quality service attracted collaboration with national and international brands on global campaigns, and secured £12m in investment.

Ricall’s offering included music supervision, licence negotiation and an attractive e-commerce marketplace where artists and rights holders could present their music for sync licensing and digital downloads. The pricing model used in the marketplace was customisable and allowed artists and rights holders to set prices independently based on factors such as duration.

Throughout its existence, the Company compiled a catalogue of over 6,200 well-known tracks and independent music, which it licensed to individuals, film festival entrants, small businesses, not-for-profit organisations and operators in other sectors. Notable customers have included the Body Shop, Mailchimp and Fiat 500 together with other high-profile brands and companies.


This opportunity is likely to be of interest to companies operating in the following areas:

  • Music Licensing
  • Digital Music Download
  • E-Commerce Retailers
  • Software Development


  • Rights in the Ricall Software
  • Goodwill rights in the Ricall Brand
  • Rights in the Unregistered Trade Marks
  • Website Content and Domain Names
  • Organisational Knowledge