Simon Liddell and Freddy Greenish team with UK-listed Equals to launch financial management platform Chorus TM

Simon Liddell and Freddy Greenish have joined forces with Equals Money to launch a new financial management platform, Chorus TM, built for entertainment industry professionals.

Liddell and Greenish most recently ran the entertainment and music teams at UK-headquartered money management platform Centtrip.

Equals Money is a subsidiary of Equals Group PLC, a UK-listed company that currently carries a market cap of GBP £242.90 million on the London Stock Exchange.

Chorus TM, powered by Equals, says it offers entertainment execs fast and secure UK and international payments, real-time spend reporting, streamlined reconciliation processes, and FX management strategies.

The platform – whose app is now available in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store – provides a range of financial/treasury services to music professionals including:

  • Access to over 140 currencies worldwide;
  • Named multi-currency IBAN accounts, enabling funds to be sent and received in multiple currencies from just one own named bank account. Chorus says this can “save clients substantial fees on collection of foreign income, international payments and transfers”;
  • The multi-currency Chorus TM MasterCard®. This offers the ability to spend in 20 different currencies on one card. Instantly issued virtual cards are available to use globally, in addition to physical cards;
  • Integration with popular accounting software Xero

Equals Group Chief Product Officer & Managing Director – International, James Simcox said: “Over the past two decades, Equals Money have built a strong presence in the international film and TV industries with our B2B financial management software so expanding our expertise and offering into the wider entertainment industry is a natural next step for us.

“Our heritage working with businesses in the sector has given us the knowledge of what works and the kind of solutions that are required. As a result, Chorus TM’s offering is accessible, efficient, and effective – making money movement one less thing for entertainment managers to worry about.”

With over 20 years of shared experience working in financial services for entertainment businesses across the UK and US, Liddell, and Greenish worked closely with over 1,000 clients at Centtrip, including global artists, artist/talent management companies, record labels, and music publishers.

On the new platform, Simon Liddell said: “The Chorus TM platform is cutting-edge, representing a great step forward in the products we can now offer. Being powered by Equals Money allows us to leverage their premier technology and expertise. We share the same ambition, to provide the perfect solution and save money for our Entertainment clients whilst making the lives of the teams behind them easier.”

Freddy Greenish added: “Having worked with clients in entertainment and music for many years, we understand the challenges of our global clients and recognize that great technology and exceptional service don’t need to be mutually exclusive.

“We are now leading the way. The reaction we’ve received from clients has been fantastic and we are excited to have a great team behind us that continually innovate and enhance our offering as we look to expand globally.”

Following its UK launch this month, Chorus TM says it has also been onboarding US clients with a full launch in North America planned in the coming months.Music Business Worldwide

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