Hundreds of millions of dollars of advertising music royalties can be legally claimed each year
Only Melos has the solution to secure these royalties in all international markets
Our legal pack helps secure the rights without compromising the quality of the creative work
Melos has a proven process that has already secured music revenues for global advertisers. Clients benefited as Melos helped turn a few hundred dollars into hundreds of thousands of royalty dollars. And then repeat it the next year.
Brand X increased its annual royalties received from music in their commercials from £25,000 to £500,000+
Simply by appointing Melos, our platform delivered these increased revenues for the brand.
Contact Us to learn how this can work for you.
The end-to-end process starts with legally securing the rights and then registering them in every country. It finishes by successfully matching these rights with royalty payments and transmissions. This is done with no upfront fees and minimal fuss or change to existing business processes.
Used to secure the rights and register globally without compromising the creative work
Our unique platform utilizes big data synthesis of media plans and audio recognition software
Our bespoke partnership with Sony/ATV Publishing provides local representation in all international markets
Sony Music/ATV brings the global reach and influence for our Brands as they are members of every Collection Society. Sony also represents many of the composers who will benefit from the Melos process that successfully matches a brand’s rights and media data needed to secure the revenues.
Each Broadcaster has to pay license fees for any music played on their channels and these fees are used to pay the rights owners (Publisher and Composer) a performance royalty for each time their music is aired.
When a Brand commissions a piece of music for its commercial, it can legally acquire the publishing rights to that music with a simple Publishing Agreement.
These rights then need to be registered with each Performing Rights Organisation (PRO) in every market where the commercial is aired
PROs should distribute royalties to the relevant rights owners after the commercials have aired.
PRO’s are also known as Collection Societies.
The simple answer is yes but the reality is very different due to the complexity of managing multiple rights across many international markets.
Each international territory has different rights registration requirements
Every variant of a commercial I.e. a cut-down or retailer-specific version also needs to be registered individually.
Each commercial needs to be matched to broadcast transmission data in each territory.
A Brand will need to become an expert in each of the above areas.
Brands look to do the following:
Identify existing rights owned and any outstanding royalty opportunities.
Agree the procedure to secure rights for new commercials.
Put in place the relevant Publishing Agreements with Melos.
This should not impact the creative process at all because the Melos service operates after the music has been commissioned.
There are no upfront fees and Melos takes a P% of royalties collected when they are received. In some circumstances, Melos will consider offering ‘advances’ in lieu of future royalties.
Yes. Our experience to date shows that the composers will significantly benefit from this approach.
Due to the inefficiencies within the current system composers are missing out on a sizeable P% of their royalties especially from international broadcasts.
The Melos solution will help improve the overall efficiencies within the royalty identification and payment process resulting in immediate gains for the composers as well as brands.