About us



Soundreef Ltd is an Independent Management Entity (Directive 2014/26/EU) publicly registered with the Intellectual Property Office of the United Kingdom, Spain and the Czech Republic. Soundreef Ltd operates worldwide, either directly or via representation agreements, and it manages the rights of over 39,000 musicians and music publishers worldwide, 20,000 of whom are in Italy alone. These include artists such as Enrico Ruggeri, Fedez, J-Ax, Rovazzi, Gigi D'Alessio, Maestro Giancarlo Bigazzi, Maestro Maurizio Fabrizio, Nesli, 99 Posse, Noyz Narcos, Ketama 126, Biondo, and publishers as Smilax Publishing and Kromaki Music.

Soundreef Ltd is owned by Soundreef S.p.A., a company that develops the appropriate technology for monitoring, collecting and maximizing the earnings of musicians and music publishers. The company regularly deals with millions of transactions and analyzes a vast amount of data, with the aim of improving data security and efficiency in the music industry.

Soundreef S.p.A. also controls Soundreef Media Service S.r.l., a company which provides ambient sound and music for large retail outlets, as well as Soundreef CZ s.r.o., which is an Independent Management Entity in the Czech Republic.

Soundreef Timeline

SEP 2019

Soundreef manages the rights of over 39,000 musicians and music publishers worldwide

APR 2019

Agreement reached with SIAE to stabilize the market

NOV 2018

The British Consulate General in Italy awards Soundreef the “Creative Industry Award”

NOV 2018

Soundreef starts certifying rightsholders’ copyright with blockchain technology

OCT 2018

The Italian Competition Authority acknowledges SIAE’s (former copyright monopoly holder) abuse of dominant position against Soundreef and other players

JAN 2018

YouTube agreement: Soundreef will collect rights directly and is the first Collecting Society in Europe to give its users monthly reports on plays

JAN 2018

End of the monopoly in Italy: Soundreef announces an agreement with non-profit association Liberi Editori Autori (LEA)

FEB 2017

5 Italian songwriters participate in Italy’s most prestigious music event: The Sanremo Music Festival

JAN 2017

Soundreef starts managing all types of rights as well as online, radio & TV and mechanical rights

DEC 2016

The number of pop stars joining Soundreef keep rising

APR 2016

Italian rapper Fedez is the first pop star to join Soundreef

MAR 2016

Soundreef is recognized by the Intellectual Property Office of the UKr joins Soundreef

NOV 2015

Soundreef Spa is established and acquires Soundreef Ltd.

APR 2015

Soundreef Live is launched in Italy: start of the revolution

OCT 2014

Italy: Soundreef is deemed legitimate by the Court of Milan

FEB 2014

The EU adopts the Directive 2014/26/UE on collective management of copyright

JAN 2012

Soundreef’s In-Store service is launched in over 20 countries

SEP 2011

Soundreef Ltd. is founded in the UK


Soundreef S.p.A & Soundreef Ltd.

Davide d'Atri

CEO & BOARD MEMBER - Soundreef S.p.A.

Founder of Soundreef. Expert in music royalty collection and management.

Marco Piana


A private equity and venture capital investor with more than 10 years of investing experience. Founder of VAM Investments S.p.A.

Silvio Pagliani

BOARD MEMBER - Soundreef S.p.A.

Founder of Immobiliare.it and Facile.it after having served as marketing manager at eBay.it. He is board member in several digital companies

Gabriele Valli

BOARD MEMBER - Soundreef S.p.A.

More than 20 years of experience as an entrepreneur and investor in various industry.

Roberto Magnifico

BOARD MEMBER - Soundreef S.p.A.

Years of experience in corporate finance and international financial markets, mentor at LUISS EnLabs, member of LVenture Group's board of directors and Partner of InnovAction Lab.

Matteo Fago

BOARD MEMBER - Soundreef S.p.A.

Founder, CTO and Member of the Board of Venere.com. He is an angel and VC investor.

Giuliano Palazzo

BOARD MEMBER - Soundreef S.p.A.

M&A advisor VAM Investments S.p.A., 4 years with Absolute Energy Capital and 9 years of experience in Investment banking.

Guido Scorza

BOARD MEMBER - Soundreef S.p.A.

Founder of E-Lex legal services with focus on intellectual property. Over 12 years of experience working on Internet-related law issues.

Armando Golia

BOARD MEMBER - Soundreef S.p.A.

Over 6 years of experience in Private Equity and Venture Capital in various sectors (Retail, Industrial, Healthcare, Digital).

Francesco Danieli

CEO - Soundreef Ltd.

Francesco is an IT expert with a 10 years experience in managing technology infrastructure for the music industry.

Luigi Iuliano


7 years of experience in various administration and project management roles.

Adrian Berwick


Adrian has vast experience and expertise in the music industry in Italy and abroad. He was CEO of BMG Ricordi S.p.A. and director of Polygram (today Universal Music) in Italy, UK, Holland and Argentina.

Lucian Beierling

HEAD OF PRODUCT - Soundreef S.p.A.

Lucian is an Engineer with a passion for music and technology.

Massimo Scialò

SALES DIRECTOR - Soundreef Ltd.

Expanding ideas in the music industry. For 25 years he has managed events, trade agreements and partnerships in Europe, USA, Australia, Canada, Japan and Corea.

Alessandro Baldi


An experienced sales executive in the mass retailers business.

Why work with us

You get to work in a high-growth, venture capital funded start up created with care by a bunch of young professionals who want to revolutionize the way music royalties are collected and distributed to artists.

Whatever work you do with us, you’ll get extensive experience of the way the music industry works, how music rights are administered, copyright law and how companies are built and developed

Rules & Regulations

In this section you'll find the documents with all the rules and conditions regarding the membership for right holders (which is free for both writers and publishers) and the price list for music users according to the different services currently available.