November 7, 2011 – Music business association NARM and digitalmusic.org, the virtual home of NARM’s digital initiatives, are happy to announce that six digital music companies, representing everything from subscription-based streaming services to internet radio stations to online DJ communities, have signed on as the association’s newest members.
The new members are:
- Spotify is an award-winning digital music service that provides on-demand access to more than 15 million* songs. Available in nine countries, Spotify has more than 10 million active registered users and over 2 million paid subscribers.
- Getty Images Music currently licenses more than 200,000 tracks a year across film, television, trailers, commercials, and multi-media projects globally and is dedicated to supporting content creators and providing a licensing and branding platform for breaking artists, bands and composers. Through the purchase of Pump Audio in June 2007, Getty Images acquired a crowd-sourced, music licensing platform with an original catalog of tracks from indie music artists. Today, Pump Audio is one of seven Rights Managed (RM) collections available online on Getty Images Music in addition to Atom Factory, Sony/ATV, Elias Arts, Ah2 Music, Indaba Music and Premium Playlist. This is complemented by a full range of performance and mechanical Royalty Free (RF) music through its Sound Express offering.
- turntable.fm is a social music service that lets people experience and discover music together. Users can DJ collaboratively, listen to music, and meet people who share their taste in music.
- Slacker is a personalized online radio and on-demand music service. Slacker offers over 160 highy curated stations pre-programmed by professional music programmers, as well as a platform that allows users to create and share customized music stations based on inputting artists, albums and/or songs.
- Dubset is a leading provider of DJ-curated Internet radio. Dubset offers hundreds of channels of exclusive music content from the world’s top venues powered by its proprietary MixSCAN™ technology. This ensures a fully compliant, managed, and legal way to stream long-format music tracks. The industry’s premier DJ artists now use Dubset to connect to their fans and stream mixes to millions of music lovers globally.
- AudioVroom by Social Genius is an intelligent mobile music service, which creates dynamic music experiences based on users’ musical tastes and social networks. Users can be online or on a mobile device while streaming music based on their mutual preferences.
“We’re pleased to welcome all six of our new members to the NARM family,” said Bill Wilson, VP of Digital Strategy and Business Development for NARM/digitalmusic.org. “All of these services are pushing the music industry forward in their own unique ways, and we look forward to working with them to achieve our common goals.”
digitalmusic.org (DMO) is the home for the digital initiatives of NARM, the National Association of Recording Merchandisers, the trade association for the business of music. NARM provides the central platform for the discussion of industry‐wide concerns and spearheading the implementation of initiatives to advance the business. While primarily focused on physical formats for much of its history, NARM has expanded its mission in the past ten years to include all facets of music commerce. This includes physical, digital, and mobile commerce partners as well as gaming, applications, and other emerging revenue models. DMO is governed under the by‐laws of NARM, by NARM President Jim Donio, the NARM Board Of Directors, and directly by digitalmusic.org Co‐chairs Christina Calio (Microsoft Entrainment), David Levin (Sony Music Entertainment) and Bill Wilson, NARM VP of Digital Strategy & Business Development. Topics and actions for each individual work groups are determined by the individual work group leaders.
Established in 1958, NARM (National Association of Recording Merchandisers) is the trade association for the business of music, providing the central platform for the discussion of industry‐wide concerns, spearheading the implementation of initiatives to promote music commerce, and advocating for common interests. Members include companies and individuals from all aspects of music distribution, including physical, digital, and mobile outlets as well as gaming, applications, merchandise, video and more. NARM members have access to a variety of conferences, virtual seminars, networking opportunities, information and education resources. NARM is a nonprofit organization based in Marlton, New Jersey. Visit us at www.narm.com.
Laurie Jakobsen, Jaybird Communications — email@example.com, 646.484.6764
Nicole Hennessey, NARM — firstname.lastname@example.org, 856.596.1803
*Number of tracks licensed globally. Catalog size varies in each country.