PRS for Music and PPL, two major British music copyright collectives, have teamed up with music technology company Audoo to improve music royalty detection and distribution for creators. Audoo’s audio meters will be installed in various businesses across Great Britain, including cafes, bars, restaurants, and retail locations. These audio meters identify the background music played at these establishments and report the usage back to PRS for Music and PPL, facilitating more accurate and transparent royalty distribution.
Audoo’s audio meters are designed to comply with GDPR regulations and securely track and report music usage in quasi-real-time without capturing non-music audio, such as private conversations. This partnership aims to enhance distribution efficiency, ensuring fair payments for PRS for Music and PPL’s collective members, including artists, recording rightsholders, music publishers, writers, and composers.
Tim Arber, PRS for Music’s Director of Operational Improvement, expressed the organization’s commitment to investing in new technologies to improve royalty payouts. Russell Chant, PPL’s Head of Distribution, highlighted how this initiative complements their existing technological tools for accurate royalty distribution.
Ryan Edwards, Audoo’s founder and CEO, described the collaboration as a milestone in the evolution of public performance royalties, benefitting creators, performers, rights holders, and licensees alike.
This partnership aims to provide a fairer and more efficient system for compensating music creators when their work is played in public spaces.
Written by: Artificial Intelligence Technology