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Thursday
Oct112012

Free peek at broken system of music reporting rights

Dirty secret: Musicians and songwriters all know that if their music is being played commercially, the reports they are getting back are more than likely wrong. Cue sheets and affidavits are routinely entrusted to interns to fill out – sometimes by hand. One misspelled song title and the artists wave goodbye to their royalties.  In fact, over 80% of music played commercially is either unreported or misreported.

Now, for the first time ever, TuneSat is allowing artists to witness how broken the reporting system across millions of TV channels around the world and on the net free for 30 days.

New users can sign up at tunesat.com/30day and TuneSat will monitor up to 100 tracks free of charge for 30 days.

Full press release below!

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TuneSat Announces 30-Day Free Trial to Help Artists, Composers, Labels and Publishers Track their Music on TV and the Web


TuneSat offers 30-day free trial for up to 100 tracks so music creators and copyright owners can see unauthorized uses of their music on TV and Internet worldwide

 

Musicians, composers, publishers and music labels rely on a cumbersome and flawed system of manual reporting for music performances across TV and sometimes the Web. Until recently, music rights holders had no easy way of knowing exactly who, when and how their music is being used—and how to accurately detect and document every unauthorized use.

 

In an effort to modernize and add transparency and accountability independent of the Performing Rights Organizations (PROs), TuneSat, a revolutionary audio monitoring web service, is offering musicians, composers, publishers and labels of all sizes the opportunity to actually see when and where their music is being played for the first time ever, through a 30-day free trial.

 

Since 2009, TuneSat has proven to be a credible and valued asset and continues to empower music rights holders of all sizes with up-to-the-minute online reports of exactly when and where their music content is being performed on hundreds of TV channels in the U.S. and Europe and on millions of websites around the world. With some of the biggest names in the business as clients, 20 million fingerprinted songs in their database and millions of dollars being recovered, now anyone in the music business can get a look under the TuneSat hood for free—for 30 days!

 

New users can upload up to 100 tracks for free at tunesat.com/30day and see up to the first 50 audio detections.


“For years, rights holders of all sizes have relied on antiquated reporting systems that often times leave them with a wholly inaccurate view of what they’re owed,” said Chris Woods, COO of TuneSat. “TuneSat changes all of that, empowering musicians and labels with a more accurate picture of who is using their music and whether they can recover lost royalties. We’re sure that after trying the service for 30 days, they’ll never leave.”

 

About TuneSat

TuneSat employs its exclusive audio fingerprint technology to deftly detect music use on television broadcasts and the Internet. Led by tech-savvy award winning composer and producer Scott Schreer and Chris Woods, TuneSat detects music in even the noisiest of broadcast environments, including under dialogue, sound effects, or voiceovers, while providing unrivaled, accurate reporting to its clients. With a TuneSat subscription, access to worldwide detection data is available 247365 through a secure online portal. Detailed reports provide valuable information about when, where and how much music was used. TuneSat is actively monitoring hundreds of broadcast channels and millions of websites around the world. TuneSat LLC is based in New York City. For more information, please visit www.tunesat.com.

 

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Press Contacts:     
The Morris + King Company for TuneSat
Kayla Zerby

212-561-7454                                   
kayla.zerby@morris-king.com

 

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