So here it is, merry Christmas, everybody’s having fun rocking around the Christmas tree with mistletoe and wine. Joy!  Bored of hearing the same in-store music every Christmas? If you’ve always thought that every shop, restaurant, bar and café – and even the gym! – played the same tedious Christmas hits every year, you’d probably
Retailers usually play music in their stores to create a pleasant atmosphere for customers, so that they enjoy shopping – and buy more! Often this just means using a playlist or putting on a CD, but most store chains and well-known brands have their own radio stations which provide specialist music for retail. What does
The most frequent question I get from artists is “how do I contact the music services listed in your directory?” The answer is always the same. Whether you’re contacting a magazine, music blog, radio show, record label, music distributor or promotional service – you have to check THEIR SPECIFIC submission guidelines before getting in touch.
If you’re an artist, record label or publisher who produces good music, you’ll probably be popular in more than one country. But when your music is played in other countries, how do you collect your royalties? Your national collecting society has probably made arrangements to do this, but are these actually fair? What is a
Most artists are very careful to prevent their music from being downloaded for free – so how come they still aren’t paid when it is played? Artists, record labels and publishers usually ask collecting societies to arrange for their music to be licensed, and to collect royalties on it, but most have never actually been
When an artist writes a song, they automatically become a right holder and have a number of rights in relation to it. Since it’s expensive and impractical for artists, labels and publishers to manage these rights themselves, most ask a collecting society to administer them. For more about collecting societies, see our previous blog post. This
You might have heard the term ‘copyright collecting society’, or you might have already signed up to one, such as PRS in the UK, ASCAP in the USA or SIAE in Italy. In Canada and the US, collecting societies are called performance rights organisations (PROs). But what do these organisations actually do, and which one
Soundreef is the most progressive and efficient music rights management company in Europe. We provide high quality background music for businesses and we gather and distribute the royalties for using it. In the past, European businesses who wanted to play background music had to pay various different copyright collection societies (depending on where they were