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General Topics
  • What is Auddly?

    Auddly is a song data management hub for songwriters, music producers and music companies, letting them to easily collect and manage their song data in one place. Our goal is to let music creators focus entirely on their music, while at the same time reduce the amount of time music companies spend searching for correct data. In Auddly, sharing all info connected to their songs to music companies and collecting societies is smooth and leads to correct payments and credits for everyone involved.

    Auddly is co-founded by Max Martin, Björn Ulvaeus of ABBA and Ash Pournouri – former Avicii manager.

  • Is Auddly a publishing company?

    No. Auddly is used by music companies (e.g. publishers and managers) as a source for data connected to their creators songs. When music creators use Auddly, essential song data is easy accessible to the connected music company.

  • How do I, as a music creator, use Auddly?

    You can invite co-creators to your songs, gather and share memos, write lyrics, make digital song splits, upload recordings, demos and finished versions. By doing this, you’re in sync with your co-writers and music companies you’re connected to.

  • What’s in it for the music creators?

    We let music creators collect and organize their songs in Auddly. Creators collect essential info necessary for music companies to make correct registrations of songs with the collecting societies.

    Music creators and music companies that are connected to each other can use Auddly to collect and organize songs and the data connected to them. Both creators and music companies will save loads of time and increase their chances to receive more accurate royalty payments by having the info constantly at hand.

  • Who uses Auddly?

    Auddly is primarily used by songwriters, music producers and musicians. Our users are both established, upcoming and (yet) unknown creators. A variety of music companies, including publishers, managements and collecting societies around the world use Auddly as a source for data connected to their creators’ songs. Auddly is not a social network and it’s purpose is not to find new collaborators.

  • What does it cost?

    Auddly is and will always be free for music creators. We don’t take any percentage of their works or recordings. For business pricing model, see our ‘Business‘ section.

  • How does Auddly work compared to a collecting society?

    Auddly’s not to be compared with a collecting society. Auddly does work closely with a number of different collecting societies, including ASCAP in the US, PRS for Music in the UK and STIM in Sweiden, to name a few. Auddly doesn’t distribute royalties or deal with copyright issues. 

  • On which devices can I use Auddly?

    The web solution is available to both creators and music companies (e.g. publishers and managers). Auddly for creators is available on iOS. We’re working on releasing an Android version very soon. Auddly for business is currently only available on Android. The iOS version is on its way.

  • Will Auddly be synchronised to my DAW?

    At the moment, Auddly isn’t connected to any digital audio workstation.

User questions
  • How do I, as a music company, create an account?

    See our ‘Business’ section for info and how to contact us in order to set up an account. 

  • How much storage do I get as a creator?

    At this time, there are no restrictions in the storage capacity and you will be able to upload as much material to your songs as you like.

  • Will I be able to reach my files from other devices?

    In the mobile app, you will have similar but not all functions available.

  • Can I invite friends and co-workers to Auddly?

    Yes. You can send email invites to co-creators, publishers and managers to any song you’re working on in Auddly.

  • Can I change a split agreement during or after a song is created?

    The split agreement can be modified by you or your song members at any time. When you’ve agreed on a split, you can print the split sheet as a document. Your publisher or manager can also generate a CWR file.

  • How do I delete a song?

    The way to delete a song is to leave it. You can do this from the context menu, to the right of the title in the songs list. The reason for not having a simple delete option is to avoid a scenario where someone deletes a song for someone else. By choosing to leave a song it will disappear from your song list but stay in your co-writers’.

    If you decide to leave a song, you won’t be able to return unless you’re re-invited by another creator. Leaving a song in which you’re the only creator deletes the song completely.

Security
  • What’s public and private in Auddly?

    If an audio file in a song is set to private, it will only be visible to you. You can change this to public at any time. Public means it will be visible to your song members, not the world.

    Musicians who are invited to a song can only see the title of it and basic info in the song list overview.

  • What happens to my personal information when I register with Auddly?

    Auddly does not show your information to any external parties. It is only your stage name that is visible to the other song members. They are able to generate split sheets with your name and IPI.

  • Does Auddly take or use my personal information, songs or files?

    No. You own all the content you provide in connection with the service and Auddly does not own any rights in or to your content.

  • What happens to the audio files that I upload?

    The audio files you upload in Auddly are visible to your song members (songwriters and producers). If an audio file in a song is set to private, it will only be visible to you. You can change this to public at any time. Public means it will be visible to your song members, not the world. Musicians who are invited to a song can only see the title of it and basic info in the song list overview.

  • I forgot my password

    If you forgot your password, simply press “forgot password?” and type your email address. You’ll receive a link in your email inbox, with which you can reset your password.

Copyright
  • What happens to the song splits in Auddly?

    The splits in Auddly are only visible to the song members with a songwriter role. When all members have accepted a split, you can use the information to register your songs with your collecting society.

  • What’s an IPI number?

    Your IPI number is your unique identification number as a songwriter and/or publisher and is used to identify you as a rights holder. You get your IPI number from your PRO.

  • What’s an IPN number?

    The IPN number is an identifier for the purpose of uniquely identifying performing artists or musicians whose performances are embodied in a recording. You get your IPN number from your collective management organization (CMO), also known as PMO (Performers collective Management Organizations).

  • What’s a PRO/collecting society?

    A Performing Rights Organization (PRO) or collecting society collects performance royalties for composers and publishers. According to the Bern convention, the composer of a song has the right to receive composer royalties when the song is played in public. It’s the collecting societies’ main task to collect and distribute royalties from publicly performed works to the composers and publishers. 

  • What is a CMO/PMO?

    A Collective Management Organization (CMO) collects performance royalties for performing musicians and artists. According to the Rome convention, musicians and artists have the right to receive performance royalties when the song is played in public. It’s the CMO’s main task to collect and distribute performance royalties to its connected musicians and artists.

    PMO stands for Performers collective Management Organizations.

  • What’s an ISWC?

    ISWC stands for ”International Standard Work Code”, which is a unique identification number of a song. This code is used by collecting societies, radio stations and digital service providers (DSPs) to make sure that royalties are collected to copyright holders when their songs are played in public.

  • What’s an ISRC?

    ISRC stands for ”International Standard Recording Code” and is the identification number of the recording of a song, the ”master file”. ISRC is used by global organizations such as IFPI, the recording companies and the DSPs.

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