24 January 2011
PRS for Music has announced a deal with BMAT Music Innovation for music tracking services in Malta. PRS for Music is the appointed collecting society in the country and has responsibility for the collection of music licences and payment of royalties to Maltese members of PRS for Music and the international community of authors' societies.
Starting 1 February, BMAT will supply technology that will track the 11 major radio and television stations in the country providing accurate logs of music usage, to support and supplement airplay logs that PRS for Music already collects.
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.”
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 is currently the fastest growing music monitoring company servicing PROs from Europe, North and South America and West Indies. Headquartered in Barcelona, the 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: