AFEM Presents – Get Played Get Paid: How the rise of Music Recognition Technology at DJ Events could put money in your pocket
Thursday, March 28th
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Panel info: AFEM’s Get Played Get Paid campaign has a simple objective - when electronic music is played in clubs or at festivals by DJs, the people who make the music and own the rights should be paid the royalties due. Clubs and festivals all over the world pay license fees to Performing Right Organization (PROs) and neighboring right organizations (NROs) for the music played at events, but attaining accurate DJ setlist information has, historically, proved a challenge for these organization. Without comprehensive music reporting, the royalties cannot be paid out accurately to creators and rightsholders of the music actually played. Over the 4 years since our Get Played Get Paid campaign began, we have seen a growing number of PROs & NROs adopting or trialing Music Recognition Technology services for the purpose of identifying the music played. This panel will provide insights into how royalties are generated from DJ events, the different technology solutions being adopted, and the challenges involved in the process of creating accurate royalty payments.