Audio service TuneSat is extending its TV monitoring services to all music rightsholders with a new online portal. The service which aids copyright holders in recovering royalties and tracking unauthorized use will now monitor 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.
Monthly subscription rates vary by number of tracks, type of service, and territories to be monitored, starting at as little as $10 per month. Within hours after a user uploads the audio files for fingerprinting, TuneSat begins to deliver tracking of usage within an hour of broadcast, providing the tracking data and the audio clip necessary to monitor licensing and royalty payments. In addition to tracking royalties and resolving copyright infringement, TuneSat reports also provide important business intelligence regarding usage rates for a catalog, or specific writers, artists, and tracks, as well as gauging revenue patterns over time.
“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,” said Chris Woods, Co-Founder and COO of TuneSat. “TuneSat has been trusted by companies such as Universal Music Group, Sony Music Entertainment, NBC Olympics, and many more, but my vision was always to make TuneSat accessible to any size copyright holder who cared about how their songs were being used. 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.”