Audiam, the New York-based digital rights management company acquired by Canadian performing rights organization SOCAN in 2016 today confirmed deals with Sony/ATV, The Songwriters Guild of America, Clear Box and Third Side publishing. The new round of signings signal Audiam’s continued growth in working for much of world’s publishers, songwriters and publishing catalogs to increase revenue and ensure accurate accounting from the world’s largest digital music services.
“It’s a privilege to have earned the right and trust to work for Sony/ATV, Songwriters Guild, Clear Box and Third Side,” says Audiam CEO Jeff Price. “Our track record of increasing revenue, locating sound recordings, auditing statements and recovering revenue on behalf of our members is yielding significant financial results for music publisher and songwriters. Getting more money back in their pockets is our goal.”
Sony/ATV Music Publishing is the world’s No. 1 music publishing company. It owns or administers more than 3 million copyrights, including those from such iconic music catalogs as The Beatles, Jobete/Motown, Famous Music, Leiber & Stoller, Mijac Music and EMI.
The Songwriters Guild of America was founded in 1931, to help “advance, promote, and benefit” the profession of songwriters. The organization currently maintains rights to a large catalog of iconic 20th century songs including “Body & Soul,” “Cool Water,” “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy,” “Moonlight In Vermont” and many more.
Clearbox, an Intellectual Property (IP) Rights Management Company based in Nashville, currently represents writer/publisher clients that include Brad Paisley, Hank Cochran, Ray Stevens, Tracy Lawrence, Allen Shamblin, Manna Music, John Anderson, Charlie Rich, Don Schlitz, Tim Spencer, Stuart Hamblen, Seals & Crofts, Sonny Curtis, Sea Gayle Music, Billy Dean, Pat McLaughlin, Jenny Yates, and more.
Third Side Music is an independently owned synchronization licensing & copyright administration company based in Los Angeles & Montreal with worldwide reach. Third Side currently represents Courtney Barnett, Flying Lotus, Kurt Vile and more,
Audiam currently represents the publishing catalogs of thousands of songwriters and composers, including Bob Dylan, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Metallica, Jason Mraz, Steve Miller, Hyvetown, Round Hill Music, Pretty Lights, Ruthless, Jimmy Buffett, Victory, Epitaph and Sumerian. To date the company has recovered millions of dollars in royalties earned through YouTube, Spotify, Apple Music and other streaming services. Through its unique technology, Audiam locates metadata for every sound recording of a specific composition, determines licensing status and recovers past revenue and assures future payments for the songwriters, composers and music publishers who have fairly and rightfully earned royalties. Audiam is wholly owned by SOCAN – the Society of Composers, Authors & Music Publishers of Canada.
About SOCAN SOCAN is a member-based organization that represents the Canadian performing rights of more than four million Canadian and international music creators and publishers. SOCAN is proud to play a leading role in supporting the long-term success of its more than 135,000 Canadian members, and the Canadian music ecosystem overall. SOCAN licenses more than 125,000 businesses in Canada, and distributes royalties to its members and music rights organizations around the world. SOCAN also distributes royalties to its members for the use of their music internationally in collaboration with its peer societies.