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AFEM agrees deal with SonicData to deliver free broadcast monitoring and real-time data to its electronic music rightsholder members.
The agreement provides free access to the SonicKey platform as part of AFEM’s ‘Get Played Get Paid’ initiative – advocating for payment for every play for all electronic music creators and rightsholders.
Independent operators are being dealt a bad hand by a system that blindly distributes unallocated royalties from streaming, social media and more according to market share. This company says it can solve the transparency issue – but is this a problem that some would rather not fix?
SonicData today joined Apple, Ivors, PRS, Spotify, BMG, Music Awareness Foundation, Featured Artists Coalition, CISAC, ICE and others in pledging support to Credits Due, the initiative launched by Bjorn Ulvaeus.
Credits Due brings the music industry together to ensure that complete and accurate song metadata is attached to all recordings at the point of creation.
‘None of us should be able to sleep in good conscience at night until the true value of songwriters’ contributions to this business are recognised.” Hipgnosis founder Merck Mercuriadis.
SonicData Chairman Kelly Sumner agrees and raises the question of transparency and an understanding of what has been played, when, where and how as key to songwriters knowing their value.
SonicKey™ enables all music in the world to be identifiable, referenceable and trackable with 100% accuracy.
SonicData is part of the session Content Identification, Filtering and Article 17 – A Status Report. It takes place at 10am PST on 15th September.
We are delighted to join AFEM, the Association For Electronic Music, supporting its work with its 220 company members across 25 different countries.