(New York, NY- February 27, 2020) BMI (Broadcast Music, Inc.) today announces a new partnership with live concert asset management company, Muzooka, to help streamline setlist reporting for its songwriters and composers worldwide. This marks the first partnership with an American performing rights organization for Muzooka who have previously partnered with international PROs, including SOCAN and BUMA/STEMRA, among others.
In addition to reporting on BMI.com, BMI songwriters and composers who already use the Muzooka platform to manage their live concert assets including artist photos, bios, and social media links, now also have the option to report setlists from one central concert management hub. The convenience of this alternative will expand BMI’s efforts to ensure timely setlist reporting and help facilitate payments to its affiliates when their music is played on stage.
“Songs are the foundation for any live concert, and we’re in the business of making sure our songwriters, composers and music publishers get paid when their music is played publicly,” said Alison Smith, EVP, Distribution, Publisher Relations & Administration Services, BMI. “This new partnership with Muzooka gives our affiliates an alternative way to report their setlists, which in turn helps facilitate the distribution of royalties when their music is performed at concerts around the world.”
“As a creator-focused company, we’re thrilled to have the opportunity to contribute to the livelihood of touring artists by making setlist reporting a little easier,” said Muzooka CEO Shawn Wilson. “Concerts are a huge part of the overall music experience for fans around the world, and without great songs, there would be no live shows. Knowing that Muzooka is working together with BMI to support its songwriters and rights holders is paramount to us.”
Muzooka is where artists and their teams manage their artist assets across multiple platforms from one central hub. No more chasing outdated photos, ancient videos, or broken social media links. Muzooka also automates setlist reporting to performing rights organizations worldwide, ensuring that rights-holders are properly paid when their music is performed live.
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Jodie Thomas, BMI