I got this press release from the folks at Tunesat and thought some of you might be interested. Full disclosure: They are an advertiser on MLR but I was (and still am) a client, long before they became an advertiser here.
TuneSat, an audio monitoring service aiding music copyright holders track song use on television, has put together a low-price offer for smaller publishers.
Its new online portal allows publisher to sign up, upload songs it wants tracks, and pick which country’s television broadcasts it wants monitored. Monthly subscription rates vary by number of tracks, type of service, and territories to be monitored, starting at as little as $10 per month, which gets 10 songs tracked in the U.S. market.
In addition to its new pricing model, the company has extended its reach to include TV broadcasts in eight new European territories: Austria, Denmark, Finland, The Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland, in addition to over 200 channels in the US, UK, France, Germany and Italy.
Within hours after an audio file is uploaded for fingerprinting, the service begins delivering track usage. In addition, TuneSat reports provide data regarding usage rates for a catalog or specific writers, artists, and tracks, as well as gauging revenue patterns over time.
“There is more of a need than ever for global transparency around the use of copyrights,” TuneSat co-founder and COO Chris Woods said in a statement. “Our monitoring to date shows that 80% of music on TV is unreported, and often music synchronization is not properly licensed in the first place.”
You can find them here: http://www.tunesat.com/