CueSongs has completed a deal with BMG Rights Management that will enable the music online licensing hub to offer selected catalogues from artists including Groove Armada and Ulrich Schnauss.
The deal means that CueSongs now has agreements in place with all major music publishers for online licensing - including EMI Music Publishing, Sony/ATV, Universal Music Publishing and Warner Chappell – as well as major independent publishers including Imagem, Music Sales and Peer Music.
CueSongs also licenses music from major and independent rights holders including Sony Music, Universal Music, Ministry of Sound, Real World, Infectious, Cooking Vinyl, Black Hole Recordings, New State Entertainment, Kudos Records, Tummy Touch, Skint, Bryan Morrison Music, A Songs / Southern Fried Records, Minds on Fire, Independiente, Westbury Music, IRL, District 6 Publishing, Distiller Records.
The service is yet to sign deals with Warner Music and EMI Music.
“With these agreements in place we are able to offer clients a comprehensive choice of music from both established and exciting new artists for their digital productions,” said CueSongs CEO Ed Averdieck.
“Video production is going through the roof in this country as companies create promotional videos for their websites, for YouTube, and as part of viral campaigns.
“However, too often the music usage in videos is either unlicensed or of rather poor quality. Now, for the first time video producers no longer have to compromise on the music they use, and we are convinced this will give them a competitive edge by enabling them to make more impactful videos.”
CueSongs, bills itself as a one-stop music licensing hub for online and digital media usage. It is co-founded by digital music veteran Ed Averdieck and musician Peter Gabriel.
On top of its agreement with BMG, the company is announcing the launch of its new music-matching service, ‘Search, Match, License’. Three companies have already signed up to make use of the mechanism: Can Communicate Productions, M&C Saatchi and I Love Dust.