Powering a transparent music industry

We're a technology company revolutionising performance royalties through accurate data

We’ve created an Audio Meter which tracks music played across public performance locations, with levels of accuracy that haven’t been seen before.

Using real-time data, we help Performing Right Organisations (PROs) & Collective Management Organisations (CMOs) digitise and streamline their processes.

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We work directly with PROs & CMOs to provide an improved service for their members.

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Artists & songwriters are at the heart of everything we do – we exist to ensure they are compensated accurately for the use of their work, so that their artistry is protected.

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Our Audio Meters ensure that the licence fee you pay is accurately distributed to the artists and songwriters that you’re enjoying at your location.

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Music technology start-up Audoo which focuses on royalty distribution has added two biz experts to its advisory board.

Music manager Chris Herbert, who helped create the Spice Girls, and music publishing and digital rights executive Rick Riccobono have joined the firm which “seeks to revolutionise the fair distribution of music royalties through technology which accurately monitors the music played in commercial spaces.

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As Bjorn Ulvaeus knows probably better than anyone, you need a little money, money, money to play in the rich man’s world of technology start-ups.

Abba’s co-songwriter is ploughing some of his fortune into a two-year old British venture that aims to give artists a fair share of the proceeds when their work is played in public.

Ulvaeus, 75, is backing a £5.2 million fundraising by Audoo.

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Performing Rights Organizations (PROs)  are entrusted with a difficult task: getting businesses to pay to use music, and distributing royalties fairly to songwriters, composers and music publishers.

PROs haven’t yet tried to track every song played in the thousands of businesses that hold music licenses — restaurants, stores, gyms and more. Out of economic necessity, they have used various ways of estimating which songs businesses use as background music, and how often.

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The team at Audoo have the right approach & cutting edge technology that has the potential to deliver more public performance royalties to creators and rights holders more accurately than every before.

Neil GaffneySenior VP - Global Rights & Society Relations, Universal Music Group

For a long time, I have urged Performing Right Organisations to use intelligent third-party technology. Audoo is a solution I believe will change the music industry forever and that’s why I have put my money where my mouth is.

Björn UlvaeusABBA Founder & President of CISAC

Audoo’s solution for improving public performance royalty reporting could have a real impact benefiting both songwriters and PROs - and we are happy to help them navigate the journey. With Abbey Road Red, we’re pushing the boundaries of what is possible across the value chain through constructive innovation, and couldn’t be happier to be a part of Audoo’s journey.

Isabel GarveyManaging Director of Abbey Road Studios

For years I’ve asked managers, agents and publishers how and where my work is enjoyed.

What Audoo is creating is for artists by artists. It understands the frustration of Royalty Statements and knows how to build the best technology for the music industry.

Steve SidwellGrammy, Emmy & Tony Award-Winning Composer