News, Updates & Other Good Stuff

2
Jul
0

How We Work Now: 2020 at SourceAudio

In the face of global catastrophe, SourceAudio continues to power the music licensing economy around the world.

In the beginning of 2020, the ability to work from home was a modest perk enjoyed by professionals of certain industries.  Today, it typically means the difference between whether a business survives, or ceases to exist.  Now a fully remote company itself, SourceAudio is proud to enable music companies around the world to manage and execute their everyday tasks without ever leaving their homes. 

From the ground up– How we work now at SourceAudio

Our support team, previously based in Culver City, CA, works with companies of all sizes and specialties to ensure that their needs for digital asset management are met from the robust SourceAudio suite.  This support team works closely with our development team, located all across the United States, who continually work to build out new features and capabilities for the platform.  Our detection service, led by EVP Hunter Williams in Nashville, is one such program that is constantly expanding, as we add the latest broadcast channels to our roster of monitored content.  Data from these detections goes straight to our clients, who leverage this data to collect on their entitled royalty payments from their respective PRO.

Youtube royalty collection through SourceAudio, led by Jarrett Santarsiero in Culver City, is one of four major monetization programs where revenue is collected by SourceAudio, and paid out directly to rights owners on a quarterly basis.  The second is SourceAudio Collect, also led by EVP Hunter Williams, which brings global PRO royalties together into a single quarterly payout.  The third is Podcast Music, led by EVP Doug Reed in Philadelphia, which provides distribution in the leading music library for podcasters.  Finally, Alpha Music Libraries, also led by EVP Doug Reed, provides distribution in the largest and most widely used production music library for terrestrial radio anywhere in the world. These passive streams of income bring in millions of dollars every year for the companies that rely on SourceAudio. 

Our roster of clients is the work of our President of Sales Dan Korobkin in Los Angeles, who has turned SourceAudio into the premiere sub-publishing and sync distribution network for every industry where music is used.  Our road map is forged by CEO, Geoff Grotz, and Head of Strategic Partnerships, Andrew Harding, both based out of Los Angeles, who started SourceAudio just over 10 years ago as a cutting edge “cloud company”, a move that would change the digital music industry forever.

Marketing Representative Max Monahan has been with SourceAudio for just over 6 years.  He now works from home and shares his experience on pursuing a career in the music industry mid-pandemic:

“It’s tough to fathom just how fortunate I am– just to have a job right now at all.  Life is never certain, least of all now, but to have a team like the one we have at SA is more than I could even ask for.  That being said, we earn our keep as a company.  Office hours start at 9:30am, but I’m getting my day sorted out and starting in on projects well before that.  I’m still a night owl, I just don’t discriminate against mornings anymore.  From 9:30am on, my day is a barrage of emails, phone calls, and zoom sessions with clients, exactly the same as it would be in an office.  Slack and Github are also blowing up in perpetuity, never a dull moment.  I truly enjoy the social aspects of my job, but more than that, I like my space.  I catch myself savoring the luxury of a home office pretty often, but of course, the reality of these changes is a sobering one.  I read the news quite a bit and try to participate in meaningful dialog about the issues we’re facing right now.  I can say of the people in my life that we’re all pulling for each other, and I’m happy to work at a company where that idea is intrinsic to the business model.”

For more info on any of these programs, contact the following:
Alpha Libraries for Radio: doug@sourceaudio.com
Detection Services: hunter@sourceaudio.com
Podcast Music: doug@sourceaudio.com
SourceAudio Collect: hunter@sourceaudio.com
Youtube Content ID: jarrett@sourceaudio.com

22
May
0

Coming to MIDEM? So are we!

For the first time ever, SourceAudio will be attending the MIDEM convention in Cannes, France from June 4-7. If you'll be there and would like to hear all about our latest tools, features, opportunities, and other exciting developments please reach out to Dan Korobkin to set up a meeting. See you in France!

dan@sourceaudio.com
US:1-310-415-1227

5
Jun
0

SourceAudio Redesign

We're releasing a redesign of the SourceAudio platform in a few weeks and we're giving all admins access to our beta so you can see all the improvements we've made before it goes live. The new design is faster, more modern, more secure, and we think you're going to love it!

As with the current design, you can modify the colors and branding in the redesign, so please take this chance to adjust your site's appearance. When the redesign goes live, any changes you made in beta will carry over automatically!

Please note though, the appearance editor is the only section where changes will not affect your current site. Other sections will affect both the redesigned and current versions so use caution to avoid complications. Feel free to poke around though to check out how things will look and work!

To make your exploration easier, we've added a button at the bottom of your current site that takes you to a comparable page in the redesigned version. Only admins can see this button so you needn't worry about end users wandering over. However, links you share to the redesigned version of your site and emails you send using it will contain active links to the updated design and any recipients will end up on the new version. You're welcome to share it as much as you wish but please be aware that you are doing so. Links shared to the current version of the site will continue to go to that version during the beta period. Once the redesign is live, all links will go there automatically.

One other thing to note is that all URLs on the platform use SSL (HTTPS) in this redesign to ensure all your data is kept safe. The old, confusing bifurcation between "Normal Mode" and "Secure (Edit) Mode" will be gone and everything will be secure. Any old, unsecured URLs will forward to secure ones automatically, so any bookmarks will continue to work, and if you're interested in your site's SSO, you'll be happy to note that Google ranks sites more highly that use SSL, so you might receive a nice bump in search results.

We plan to have this redesign beta until at least June 14, 2017 and towards the end of that period, we'll reach back out with an updated schedule.

Please let us know if you have any questions. We look forward to your feedback!

Thanks
- The SourceAudio Team

1
Mar
0

Let SourceAudio Help You Collect Your Portion of Unpaid Millions Owed to Music Creators and Publishers

YouTube recently reached an agreement with the Music Publishing community to pay out millions of dollars in royalties (Content ID money) it has accrued for compositions that it has not been able to identify due to missing copyright ownership information. These royalties were generated between August 1, 2012 and December 31, 2015 from views of YouTube videos in the US.

To help get this money into the right hands, YouTube launched an "Escrow Royalty Liquidation" program via an opt-in legal agreement.  Authorized entities will have from March 1, 2017 until May 31, 2017 to find their compositions and enter the missing information.  If a composition has earned escrow royalties, but no data is provided to YouTube before May 31, 2017, then that money will be paid out to participating entities based on their YouTube "market share" percentage.

» Don't Miss Out on this Significant Opportunity!

The opt-in window expired yesterday, but we as an authorized Content ID Administrator can still help you claim your share! Getting started is incredibly simple:

  • Review and digitally sign the YouTube Content ID agreement located in the Programs & Opportunities section of your site Admin Panel.
  • Identify the tracks, albums, and/or labels you want to monetize via your SA site.  No extra uploading or metadata submissions needed. Exclusive YouTube Content ID rights on music claimed is required.
  • Tracks are reviewed and compiled by SourceAudio and then directly ingested into the YouTube Content ID system.

The deadline for getting in on this opportunity and rightfully claiming any unpaid revenue that could be sitting in escrow is March 31, 2017. As an incentive to make your move now, we are lowering our rev share admin fee by 5% to any new SourceAudio Content ID clients who jump on board now. We already offer the best standard splits in the space and we're dropping them even more to help you capture more revenue than ever before!

Contact your SourceAudio representative today with any questions!

15
Nov
0

Introducing the New Sync Management Tool in Your Admin Panel

» Introducing the New "Sync Management Tool" in your Admin Panel

If you make your catalogs, labels, and metadata available on buyer sites, network sites, sub-publisher sites, or any other SourceAudio site that aggregates your music alongside other publishers -- as the majority of SourceAudio users do -- this new tool is for you. A frequent requirement of SourceAudio's syncing capabilities is the need to take down music from specific sites, and to do so quickly. The new "Sync Management Tool" allows you to disable the visibility of your music on a site-by-site basis without relying upon us to handle it for you.

 

» Where Is It and How Does It Work?

In your Admin Panel go to the left "Buyers & Requests" tab. Then, click on the "Syncing" tab to the far right. Once you're here you'll see your catalogs listed in the left panel. Drill down from left to right to display your labels and the sites they appear on. Use the checkboxes listed next to each site in the far right panel to remove a specific label from that specific site. When a label is synced to a site any new music you add to it will instantly appear on that receiving site. Same with labels -- any new label you add to a synced catalog will instantly appear on the receiving sites it is synced to. To remove new labels from any site just use the syncing tool to uncheck the box(es) of the sites you wish to remove it from and you're set. New catalogs will not be automatically synced to any sites -- please contact us to set up new catalogs and syncs for you.
If you have any questions feel free to contact Dan Korobkin at dan@sourceaudio.com anytime.

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