Auddly launches #MetadataPays awareness campaign

#MetadataPays to increase music creators’ awareness of how they can help ensure correct payments for the use of their works

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Song data hub Auddly launches metadata awareness campaign #MetadataPays to increase music creators’ awareness of how they can help ensure correct payments for the use of their works.

Unmatched, missing and incomplete metadata can mean that music creators are missing out on royalties that are rightfully theirs. Songwriters play a key role in ensuring their personal data is accurate and provided to the right people at the right time, so that they can receive royalties from societies like PRS for Music. Auddly aims to create awareness about how music creators can look after their interests and data right from the start of the creative process with new campaign #MetadataPays.


Everyone in the metadata chain is responsible for getting this right, but the process always starts with the music creators – they are the source of all data and therefore in a key position. With #MetadataPays we want to empower creators to ensure they get paid correctly by managing their data smartly and efficiently. Auddly and the collecting societies are here to support this process.

Niclas Molinder, founder/CEO of Auddly

Today we spend an inordinate amount of time correcting errors and resolving disputes which hold up payments to music creators. To prevent this, PRS for Music has been working with partners to develop gold standard authoritative copyright data across the industry and music creators play an important role in helping to achieve this. Generating awareness through #MetadataPays is a great way to help address these data challenges and improving knowledge amongst creators will ultimately enable the release of greater value for rightsholders in the long run.

Robert Ashcroft, Chief Executive, PRS for Music

The objective of #MetadataPays, is to educate creators on how to help ensure they get paid correctly when their music is used, regardless of what stage they are in their career or whether or not they are signed to a publisher. The campaign page provides three easy steps for creators to manage their metadata smartly and efficiently. 

How to ensure correct payments: 

  1. Make sure you know your IPI*. Your IPI is your personal identification number as a songwriter. You can find it on your royalty statement your receive from your collecting society. *aka CAE/Membership no.
  2. Collect your metadata in Auddly. As you start writing, you can log your song’s metadata – IPI, title and royalty split – into Auddly’s song data hub. This means all essential information is held in one place, in sync with your fellow collaborators.
  3. Register on time. As soon as your song is finished and ready to be performed or released, use the metadata in Auddly to register the song with your collecting society. If you have a publisher and/or a manager, please check with them first.

About PRS for Music

PRS for Music represents the rights of over 160,000 songwriters, composers, and music publishers in the UK and around the world. On behalf of its members, it works diligently to grow and protect the value of their rights and ensure that creators are paid transparently and efficiently whenever their musical compositions and songs are streamed, downloaded, broadcast, performed and played in public. In 2021, 27 trillion performances of music were reported to PRS for Music with £677.2m paid out in royalties to its members, making it one of the world’s leading music collective management organisations.

PRS for Music’s public performance licensing is now carried out on PRS for Music’s behalf by PPL PRS Ltd, the joint venture between PPL and PRS for Music.

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