Client case study – Kiss FM x BMAT

We’re glad to have been working with Kiss FM since October 2020. We caught up with them to see how the workings of their business had changed since they started using Reportal. Here’s what Julian, their Director of Communication, told us. How did you find out about us? We’d been looking for someone to do…

The Music Operating System

Since 2006, we’ve been turning our love for music into a rocketing business by putting our tech to good use – helping create a healthy music industry which is able to last forever. Our purpose has shone through our work and our mantra “What plays around will come around” has spearheaded our story throughout.  We’ve created…

Client case study – SoundsLikePublishing x BMAT

Sounds Like Publishing is a leading provider of music publishing administration for music in advertising, working with global music production companies, composers and brands. We’ve been working with Sounds Like Publishing since September last year. We had a chat with Steve Joyce, their Managing Director , to see how they were getting on with Vericast. …

Soundtracking a pandemic – Turning to old familiar songs for comfort

There’s a basic human tendency to seek out comfort in the familiar. It turns out, old songs are to our ears as Grandma’s comfort foods are to our taste buds.  Starting with radios, we first looked into the top 50 songs played across 16 countries. For each country, radio stations were selected by audience, typically…

Soundtracking a pandemic – The rising anthems of COVID-19

We’re not talking about another Quarantunes playlist, but instead how we’ve been watching a natural soundtrack to the COVID-19 pandemic emerge. Behavioural changes in music consumption are clear from the early days of the pandemic. As what we listen to evolves, it’s doing a pretty good job of reflecting how we’re feeling.  Songs with themes…

It’s time to get your hit together

“Get your hit together” is a 4-episode web series which aims to help independent artists make sure they get paid royalties for every play. Musicians are faced with the challenge of tracking monetisable use of their songs in a fast-paced and infinitely interconnected digital world. We’re trying to help those who create music maximise their…

The show must go on (air)

Music means a lot to us. We want to keep it alive. With The Show Must Go On Air, we’re trying to help musicians who’ve had gigs cancelled in Barcelona, our hometown, due to COVID-19—especially those who aren’t usually heard on the radio. That’s why we’re asking radios, TVs and any music lovers to play…

Music reporting for busy broadcasters

Our audio fingerprint, along with the post-transmission EPG data we receive, automates music reporting for TV programs. We’re sensitive beings. We’re often reaching for the tissues while listening to our favourite sad song or watching a heartwarming movie scene accompanied by a melancholy number. It’s the music in particular that makes us feel. Often inducing emotions…

The world is our office – Remote working at BMAT

We’ve spent more than a decade purposefully recruiting the most innovative, talented and quirky people on this planet. Telling them to stay at one desk and do what they’re told would therefore be counterproductive, and rid them of most of their value. So we don’t do that. When we’re happier, our creative juices flow more…

A day in the life of a music monitoring obsessive

Just in case you thought we weren’t obsessed enough with monitoring music, here’s a rare insight into how we BMATers see the world. Music is everywhere – so much so that it’s easy to forget how far we’ve come since rocking the bone flute. Not only do we have music to thank for giving us…