BMAT’s Vericast service monitors music usage for a fourth of all collection organizations. They monitor 3,000 sources, including radio and TV, to compile music usage reports. All in all, that ads up to 25 million songs from 80,000 labels in over 50 countries.
Now, BMAT is adopting a new detection standard that will improve the identification process.
BMAT has signed an agreement with CISAC, the International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers. BMAT is now the first company to use CISAC’s ISWC standard (International Standard Musical Work Code), a “unique, permanent and internationally recognized ISO reference number for the identification of musical works.”
The ISWC standard will eliminate confusion surrounding similar song titles. It also makes it easier to track songs in other countries and languages.
CISAC says the ISWC standard “provides real time recognition and auditable reporting based on an audio fingerprint that is resistant to signal alterations such as voice over, broadcast mastering or noisy channel degradation.”
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