Audoo Inks song detection agreement with APRA AMCOS in Australia and New Zealand
UK start-up Audoo signs song detection deal with APRA AMCOS in Australia and New Zealand.
Award-winning public performance royalty technology start-up Audoo has partnered with leading Australasian performing rights organisation, APRA AMCOS. The partnership helps ensure fairer and more accurate royalty payments on public performances in Australia and New Zealand.
OneMusic licensed companies will be equipped with Audoo’s revolutionary audio meters, rolling out first in six major cities: Adelaide, Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra and Auckland. Audio Meters provide unparalleled levels of accuracy and transparency when recognizing publicly performed music to help ensure Members and Affiliates receive appropriate royalties.
The first global partnership will lead to the technology’s presence in commercial businesses such as bars, cafes, dance schools, gyms and retail stores. The ability to recognize music played in these locations helps APRA AMCOS members get paid for the music they write.
OneMusic is an initiative of APRA AMCOS and the Recorded Music Rights Management Organization in both countries (PPCA and Recorded Music NZ, respectively). It accounts for the overwhelming majority of commercialized music globally and provides licensed access to millions of songs to companies in Australia and New Zealand. APRA AMCOS represents more than 111,000 composers, publishers and songwriters in both countries.
Accurate payment of royalties for public performances is one of the music industry’s biggest challenges – companies that use OneMusic content and affiliates are looking for more accurate data collection methods.
Dean Ormston, CEO of APRA AMCOS, said, “This first stage of deployment will help ensure that our music creators are more fairly and accurately compensated for the use of their music across all industries. We keep pace with new technologies and are delighted to work with an innovative company like Audoo.
“Our teams already manage hundreds of billions of performances each year from traditional and digital mediums – television, radio, streaming and user-generated content services, etc. – and to be able to improve the accuracy of Australian and New Zealand business data. on this scale is unprecedented (and) very exciting.
Ryan Edwards, Founder and CEO of Audoo, added, “We are committed to providing the most accurate data possible to Performing Right organizations around the world, to ensure that artists and songwriters are paid fairly after years away due to outdated oversight processes. This mission is everything to us.
“We are excited to deploy our technology in Australia and New Zealand together with the team at ARPA AMCOS. Our vision is to have our audiometer technology in place in licensed premises around the world, and Australia and New Zealand are world firsts. We will know – with certainty and in detail – exactly what people are listening to, and in doing so we will collect and report the largest public performance music dataset ever created.