Music licensing and royalty service provider RightsFlow has raised $1.5 million in a first round of funding from Originate Ventures. RightsFlow’s music licensing and royalty payment technology platform is used by more than 1,500 music-related companies, including imeem, INGrooves, and E1 Entertainment. New funds will be used to expand the company’s licensing network and develop additional products and services. TechCrunch has additional details, including that some of the new cash will be used to launch a consumer-oriented website where anyone interested in licensing rights to a song could connect with (and pay) the license owner. RightsFlow says it has been profitable since 2007. Release.