Auddly is a song data 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.
You can invite co-creators to your songs, write lyrics, make digital song splits and upload and share audio files such as memos, demos and finished versions. By doing this, you’re in sync with your co-writers and the music companies you’re connected to.
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.
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.
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.
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 Sweden, to name a few. Auddly doesn’t distribute royalties or deal with copyright issues.
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.
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.
At the moment, Auddly isn’t connected to any digital audio workstation.
First of all you’ll have it all in one place, which will come in handy in a scenario where you need the song info quickly and don’t want to spend time on searching for it in several places.
Also, if you’re to be signed to another management or publishing company in the future, it will give them access to everything connected to the songs straight in Auddly.
See our ‘Business’ section for info and how to contact us in order to set up an account.
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.
In the mobile app, you will have similar but not all functions available.
Yes. You can send email invites to co-creators, publishers and managers to any song you’re working on in Auddly.
The split agreement can be modified by you or your co-creators 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.
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.
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 co-creators, 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.
Auddly does not show your information to any external parties. It is only your stage name that is visible to your co-creators. They are able to generate split sheets with your name and IPI.
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.
The audio files you upload in Auddly are visible to your co-creators (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 co-creators, 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.
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.
Auddly is improving the quality of metadata to make accurate registrations. An important part of this is to verify the IPI number for each user towards the associated collecting society. Our system doesn’t request any information from the society, all the information originates from the user and query the society to verify its authenticity.
We’re constantly working on getting more collecting societies connected to Auddly. Today, the ones connected are: STIM, PRS for Music and ASCAP.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.