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Sound Exchange

SoundExchange

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SoundExchange provides royalty solutions for sound recordings and publishing, serving as a critical backbone to today’s digital music industry. The organization collects and distributes digital performance royalties on behalf of more than 200,000 recording artists’ and master rights owners’ accounts. Its technology solutions help turn massive amounts of data into accurate revenue for creators and include: Music Data Exchange (MDX), International Standard Recording Codes (ISRC) Search, and the Notice of Intention to Use (NOI) LOOKUP. To date, SoundExchange has paid out more than $7 billion in royalties.

Merlin

Merlin

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Merlin is the global digital rights agency for the world’s independent sector, adding value to the global digital marketplace by ensuring that independents have a vehicle to enhance their ability to compete in the ever-changing world of digital music as well as to protect the value of their rights.

Our 800+ members represent tens of thousands of labels & distributors from 61 countries. The music delivered into Merlin deals comprise the most commercially significant set of rights outside of the three major labels.

For digital services, Merlin offers significant efficiencies: allowing the opportunity to globally license - via a single deal, instead of hundreds of individual local deals –the world’s most important and commercially successful independent music labels & distributors.

Merlin is owned and controlled by a not-for-profit foundation, supervised by a member-elected board, ensuring that members receive the benefit of Merlin’s activities at the lowest possible cost & with 100% transparency regarding deal terms. It costs nothing to become a member of Merlin. We are funded by taking a small admin fee from revenues generated inside our deals.

Reflecting Merlin’s global scope, our board consists of 15 members - five each from North America, Europe and Rest of the World. Merlin has offices in London, New York and Tokyo with a head office in Amsterdam.

Consolidated Independent

Consolidated Independent

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Consolidated Independent (CI) is the iconic market leader in managed services for the digital music industry, connecting the best independent music with the opportunities of the global market.

CI uses the capabilities of the OpenIMP platform to store, process, and manage audio, video, graphics, text, and the rights and business rules that govern how these assets are used, with workflow and management tools, APIs, and an open development platform. Best in class applications currently connected include catalogue management, b2b pitching and streaming, analytics, royalty reporting, ecommerce.

With no major label owners, and no investor exit plan, CI is your only guarantee of independence in today's digital market.

The Orchard

The Orchard

theorchard.com

The Orchard is a leading music, film and video distribution company operating in over 40 markets worldwide. With a comprehensive artist & label services offering including full-service marketing, sync licensing, video services, transparent data analysis, advertising, rights management, digital and physical distribution and more, The Orchard empowers creators and businesses to grow and adapt in the dynamic global industry. For further information, visit www.theorchard.com.

qobuz

Qobuz

qobuz.com

Unlimited streaming and downloads in lossless CD quality and 24-Bit Hi-Res. 40 million titles in unparalleled sound quality. Qobuz is an innovative integrated platform offering unlimited music streaming subscriptions, downloads ‘a la carte’: over 70,000 albums in Hi-Res 24-Bit, a full magazine and an expert on music news, Hi-Fi tests ...Podcasts, interviews, sessions and artist photos ... In short, a comprehensive service, unique in the world!

Songtrust

Songtrust

songtrust.com

Songtrust is the world's largest technology solution for global music royalty collection and publishing administration, enabling 150,000+ songwriters and more than 20,000 publishers to collect their publishing royalties worldwide for over 1,000,000 copyrights.

Songtrust removes the complexity of the publishing landscape and offers detailed access to data otherwise not directly available, helping songwriters, artists, producers, managers, publishers, labels, lawyers, distributors, and more simplify music rights management and the administration of music publishing assets, performing rights, and digital licensing. Songtrust provides solutions for corporate clients including CD Baby, Distrokid, Downtown Music Publishing, The Orchard, Sub Pop Publishing, and Trap Nation.

Songtrust maintains the most extensive, accessible publishing network in the industry, with direct relationships with 50+ performance, mechanical, and digital societies globally covering 120+ territories. Songtrust was founded in 2011 and is headquartered in New York City.

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Youtube Music

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YouTube Music is a music streaming service and mobile app developed by YouTube; it provides a tailored interface for the service oriented towards music streaming, allowing users to browse through songs and music videos on YouTube based on genres, playlists, and recommendations.

Spotify

Spotify

spotify.com

Our mission is to unlock the potential of human creativity—by giving a million creative artists the opportunity to live off their art and billions of fans the opportunity to enjoy and be inspired by it.

Spotify transformed music listening forever when it launched in Sweden in 2008. Discover, manage and share over 50m tracks for free, or upgrade to Spotify Premium to access exclusive features including offline mode, improved sound quality, Spotify Connect and ad-free listening.

Today, Spotify is the most popular global audio streaming subscription service with 232m users, including 108m subscribers, across 79 markets. We are the largest driver of revenue to the music business today.

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Bandcamp

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Bandcamp’s mission is to create the best possible service for artists and labels to share and earn money from their music, and for fans to discover and enjoy it.

We believe that music is an indispensable part of culture, and for that culture to thrive, artists—no matter the size of their audience—must be compensated fairly and transparently for their work. Without this belief, our mission would be meaningless, and it’s why we’ve built our business around a model that puts the artist first.

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Amazon Music

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Amazon Music is a streaming service included with your Prime membership at no extra charge. For Prime members it features more than 2 million songs — including thousands of stations and top playlists — all ad-free. What's more, you can listen offline and with unlimited skips.

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Reeperbahn Festival

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Reeperbahn Festival combines a diverse line-up of new, international talents with a programme comprising of a wide range of themes in a progressive music marketplace. From the 16- 19 September 2020, more than 1.100 individual events await fans, journalists and trade visitors in numerous venues, promising both excitement and inspiration. Since its debut in 2006, Reeperbahn Festival has become one of the most important meeting places for the world of music and demonstrates how an exuberant music programme can be combined with music industry interests and social initiatives.

In addition to around 600 concerts by international artists, the programme also includes formats of visual art and virtual reality as well as a thematically diverse range of films and literature. The Discourse section also provides a platform for social and cultural debates, as well as information about entering the music industry. The Festival Village on Heiligengeistfeld forms the central hub for such themes and many more. Within the framework of sessions, showcases, networking events and award shows, industry visitors to Reeperbahn Festival can listen to, rethink and experience music.

The festival's partner country in 2020 is Denmark.

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EnterGain

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EnterGain helps companies gain talent, ability and scale through strategic HR services including Executive Recruiting, Executive Training and Coaching, Transformation and Strategic Planning. We work with Founders and C-Level decision makers on hiring talent for management roles, improving team performance and scaling businesses. EnterGain is proud to serve the indie music, entertainment, tech, consumer, non profit and education sectors.

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SyncFloor

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SyncFloor helps people find music via natural language search, and substantially simplifies music acquisition for advertising, TV, film, and brand marketing - also known as sync licensing. We are building a large scale, efficient, low-latency marketplace for buying and selling sync licenses of high quality commercial music. On the sell side, our customers are catalog owners and aggregators of commercial music, e.g., labels, publishers, and distributors. In addition to placement in the marketplace, our service can be used by seller in-house music supervisors to quickly find tracks for customer search requests or briefs. To complement our search, we also deliver visually stunning, browsable "sync.site"​ points of presence for every catalog partner. Combined, it's about unique, fun, and productive music discovery so buyers get the most out of seller catalogs. Onboarding a catalog is as simple as exporting a list of track identifiers (ISRCs) to us, and we use that list for rich metadata ingestion of the catalog into our indexes. Take a look at http://sync.site/majesticcasual or http://sync.site/ingrooves for some great catalog examples.

On the buy side, our customers are music supervisors, supervision agencies, creative agencies, producers, and video production companies of all kinds. We process search requests from our buyers and drive new qualified sync opportunities to catalog owners. When a SyncFloor buyer is ready to find music, they drop a search into our service to immediately find content and share results with their client. Just say what you want, and SyncFloor translates your natural language request into highly relevant, actionable music search results.

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Sounds Australia

soundsaustralia.com.au

Sounds Australia is Australia’s export music market development initiative, established to provide a cohesive and strategic platform to assist the Australian music industry access international business opportunities.

As a globally recognised brand, Sounds Australia has now become synonymous with producing stellar showcasing events around the globe, featuring all Australian line ups, with some of world’s most influential bookers, buyers, agents and promoters in attendance alongside the tastemakers of tomorrow.

Our aim is to provide the best possible environment for Australian artists at international events, offering additional exposure to industry and fans.

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