8 February 2011
Airplay tracking technology launched in Malta
PRS for Music has announced a deal with Spanish based BMAT Music Innovation for music tracking services in Malta. PRS for Music as the appointed collecting society in the country has responsibility for the collection of music licences and payment of royalties to Maltese members, and the international community of authors' societies.
Beginning February 2011, BMAT will supply technology to track the 11 major radio and television stations in the country providing accurate logs of music usage. This will support and supplement airplay logs that PRS for Music already collects within the country. The deal is the first with BMAT, a company that already operates tracking services in numerous countries including the US and counts companies such as EMI, Telefonica and Intel as clients.
Karen Buse, Director International at PRS for Music said: “We are committed to continually improving the service to all of our members worldwide and I’m delighted we’re partnering with BMAT to bring this innovation to Malta first. The technology provided will ensure we have additional data to track and match the works of our members and those of sister societies, meaning more accurate distribution of royalties to all.”
Alex Loscos, Chief Executive Office at BMAT said: “We monitor broadcast media in more than 50 countries worldwide with a multimillion music title reference. We are very proud to partner with PRS for Music, with whom we share a common vision for transparent and accurate artists’ royalty distribution.”
Maltese members of PRS for Music will be shortly receiving information on how the monitoring system will work and local membership representative Martin Pursey will be assisting with the roll out of the programme.
For more information, get in touch:
Martin Pursey, Malta Membership Representative
+356 209 94141
About PRS for Music
PRS for Music represents the rights of over 118,000 songwriters, composers and music publishers in the UK. As a membership organisation it ensures creators are paid whenever their music is played, performed or reproduced, championing the importance of copyright to protect and support the UK music industry. The UK has a proud tradition of creating wonderful music that is enjoyed the world over and PRS for Music has been supporting the creators of that music since 1914.
PRS for Music provides business and community groups with easy access to over 10m songs through its music licences. In an industry worth over £4.1bn PRS for Music is uniquely placed to be a voice for music and music creators. Collecting £537.4m in 2015, PRS for Music is one of the world’s most efficient combined rights organisations. With over 100 representation agreements in place globally, PRS for Music's network represents over two million music creators.
BMAT Music Innovation
BMAT is currently the worlds' fastest growing broadcast music monitoring company, servicing PROs from Europe, North and South America and West Indies. Headquartered in Barcelona, its global music monitoring network covers 50 countries in 5 continents. BMAT provides a fully auditable, efficient and accurate music monitoring service. For more information please visit: