TuneSat Now Tracking Music For All Rights Holders
Following the growing music industry trend of making enterprise-level technology available in a self-serve format, the audio fingerprinting platform TuneSat announced on Tuesday that their service will be available to all rights holders.
Founded in 2007, TuneSat monitors the web and television broadcasts for music usage. The company has focused on monitoring 200 major stations in the U.S., UK, Germany, France, and Italy, and are now adding eight more major European markets such as Norway, Denmark, and Spain, to their tracking map.
TuneSat has previously helped major music companies like SESAC, Universal, and Sony track their songs.
Using the new service, artists will be able to upload their songs, which TuneSat fingerprints and begins tracking for usage across television broadcasts. TuneSat provides analytic data for clients, making it easy to detect any discrepancies between what’s been played and what they’ve been paid.
TuneSat’s expanded reach and new self-serve initiative come on the heels of the company’s $6 million funding earlier this year, from investors including the General Electric Pension Trust.
Chris Woods, a songwriter and composer who co-founded TuneSat and currently serves as the company’s Chief Operating Officer, says that 80% of music played on television is not reported.
“Our vision was always to make TuneSat accessible to any size copyright holder who cared about how their songs were being used,” Woods said in a press release. “Now anyone can quickly and easily get started using TuneSat to ensure they are getting paid what they deserve for the use of their music.”
The new subscription rates are based on how many song titles an artist chooses to track in how many territories, but according to the company, the rates can be as low as $10 a month.