BMAT helps launch Royalties Calculator for artists

22nd September 2021  Created by engineer Gabi Ferraté – a Barcelona-born, globally-based engineer and music nerd working at BMAT Music Innovators – this music Royalties Calculator brings transparency to how much any artist earns through digital music streaming today.  As well as allowing fans to easily explore how much their favourite artists earn, the calculator…

BMAT offers 30 talent scholarships to aspiring music biz leaders

26th July 2021 BMAT Music Innovators are partnering with IMB International Music Business School to call forward aspiring young professionals to work on real challenges and help better the music sector through innovation. Having been in close collaboration with IMB International Music Business School since 2018, global music technology leaders BMAT Music Innovators are now…

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…

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…

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 electric guitar is my soul mate” – Interview with Fatoumata Diawara

Fatoumata Diawara talks to BMAT Since the release of Fatou, her solo album back in 2011, Fatoumata Diawara has been rather busy as one of the most celebrated voices in African music today. The Ivorian-born singer, gigging nonstop and gracing world music lovers with a soulful blend of Wassoulou folk and spiritually-infused Afropop, can finally breathe and…

Behind the scenes at SUMMUS

When I first heard about SUMMUS, I thought it was a misspelling of ‘zumos’ (juices, in Spanish), but as we started to get ready for the 3rd biennial event, it dawned on me that SUMMUS goes a step beyond its definition. More than a gathering place for forward-thinking experts, the event proved to be a…

How venues turn into revenues

Music identification impacts the artists’ revenues. After a night out on the town, we decided to research how music identification systems used in venues impact the revenue generated. Results show that music played at venues increase the industry’s long-tail and provide a significant source of income for indie and non-mainstream artists. Some weeks ago we held…

The world of sound effects

Sound effects in song production could eventually lead to misleading identifications. When we started to develop our audio fingerprinting technology, we made sure it worked with every sound we recorded but we still had a way ahead to delve into its nuts and bolts and overcome some of the oddities of our industry. This leads us…