A Leading Music Publishing Company Improves Metadata to Streamline Tracking and Artist Royalty Payments
An authoritative metadata system across multiple sites improves artist royalty reconciliation
The client is one of the leading music publishing companies. With a catalog of many million songs, they are responsible for ensuring artists receive payment when their compositions are used commercially.
Music publishing businesses around the world have been trying to solve data sufficiency and accuracy challenges and digital consumption of music has made it even harder, making it imperative for publishing businesses to find ways to improve their processes that track composition usage and be able to accurately pay royalties.
Ness designed a new system to ingest high amounts of diverse data from different external data sources into a unified model for the business that consolidates existing systems into an authoritative source of recording metadata.
In the last 12 months, metadata volume has increased from 500,000 records to more than 100 million records—through ingestion from just one external data source.