The Society of Authors, Composers and Publishers of Music has partnered with DJ Monitor to improve tracking and capturing royalties for electronic music artists.
SACEM chose DJ Monitor after a competitive pitch process, which tested the accuracy of different rights identification systems in France’s premier nightclubs and music festivals.
DJ Monitor has a database of over 46 million tracks, ranging from trance to electropunk and uses audio fingerprinting technology to match electronic music. Its technology combines high quality recording equipment with advanced and constantly improving algorithms to improve the accuracy of identifying music rights at live venues and events, even where music has been remixed or sampled.
SACEM, which represents many of France’s top electronic music artists, has plans to install these systems at live music venues and events across France.
CEO Jean-Noel Tronc said: “SACEM is committed to ensuring fair remuneration for artists in order to maintain a sustainable future for the music industry, and we are utilising the most advanced technology to achieve this.
“Our Electronic Music in France study enabled us to identify the issues facing the electronic music industry, and we are confident that DJ Monitor’s technology will help overcome these challenges and maximize the value we can provide our members.”
DJ Monitor CEO Yuri Dokter added: “We are delighted to be working with SACEM, an organization that shares our understanding of the industry’s need for innovative solutions to promote a sustainable future for electronic music”