Global DJ technology company Pioneer DJ has teamed up with Australian music body APRA AMCOS to help fairly distribute royalties of music being played in nightclubs, venues and at festivals which to us is downright exciting news!
Using Pioneer DJs new KUVO hardware that will be plugged directly into music venues, the tracking software will then capture and report metadata to allow secure and reliable reporting of what is actually being played. The software in app form will also allow club goers to revisit their favourite DJs sets from different clubs and purchase the tracks directly through the software on iTunes or Juno.
The deal was signed off in Japan and fittingly announced at the recent ADE – Amsterdam Dance Event as well as being endorsed by the Association for Electronic Music (AFEM). This is considered by many as a landmark move by a country deemed to be punching far above its weight with its contribution to the world music scene.
APRA AMCOS Deputy Director of Writer Services Frank Rodi added;
“APRA AMCOS’ aim is to maximise opportunities for songwriters and music publishers to be paid when their music is played in nightclubs. We were early adopters of music recognition technology used in nightclubs and venues throughout Australia and are now the first collecting society in the world to sign a deal with Pioneer DJ for KUVO.”
The world first move comes at an exciting time, especially with the launch of our new label in being able to reward artists for their hard work and nurture their aspirations to be a paid musician.
For DJs of all sizes and networks it’ll mean they are paid what they have earned and further inspiration to keep working away and contributing to their respected music scenes.
Its expected the KUVO system will be launched early December with tracking beginning in July and possible roll out elsewhere in the world. Huzzah!
Read more information on the APRA AMCOS site or check out the video below to learn all about KUVO.
Update: Royalties will be distributed from venue fees.