Sorainen is providing legal support to the Estonian streaming platform Fairmus, aimed at creating a transparent and fair payment model of music streaming services.
According to Sorainen, the idea to start a company arose at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic when concert and record sales revenues fell sharply. "On other streaming platforms, the musician is paid by the number of songs listened to, while a song is considered to be listened to only if it has been played for at least 30 seconds. Fairmus, however, pays for the seconds listened," the firm noted.
Fairmus has over 2,000 pieces of Estonian music on its platform. In addition to contemporary music, the company provides access to the Estonian National Broadcasting Music Archive.
The Sorainen team is led by Senior Associate Mirell Prosa and includes Partner Toomas Prangli, Senior Associate Olivia Kranich, and Associate Vladislav Leiri.