As Amsterdam Dance Events kicks off, KUVO (the music monitoring system developed by Pioneer) has announced it is being used by 14 PROs across 11 territories to monitor the playing of electronic music and help ensure royalties from music plays in clubs and at festivals are both collected and paid through to the correct rightsholders.
Back in 2014, the Association For Electronic Music set up the Get Played Get Paid campaign to have music recognition technology more widely used and to help claw back the estimated £100m in royalties it suggested were being lost each year due to inefficient or non-existent reporting.
KUVO describes itself as “dance music’s social network that enables DJs to share details of the tracks they’re playing in real time” via the dedicated app. Clubs can have a KUVO box installed (currently for free) and DJs can also sign up for free. When plugged into the KUVO box, a full track list is automatically sent from a range a sources that DJs use (e.g. USB stick, SD memory card or rekordbox). The PROs signed up so far include Buma/Stemra and Sena in the Netherlands and Sabam in Belgium.