Copyright Administration

Downtown has developed a seamless catalog integration system that ensures earnings continuity and sets the stage for revenue growth. From the onset, we work closely with our clients and their professional advisors to review historical statements, re-register song copyrights, and re-confirm licenses and subsequent royalty accountings. Coupled with our aggressive marketing services, these efforts have resulted in average first year catalog growth of over 20%.

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Global Royalty Collection

Downtown provides songwriters and copyright owners with an aggressive and attentive
administration and royalty collection platform purpose – built for the digital age.

  • Technology first- Proprietary income tracking & copyright management database built by our inhouse development team
  • Extremely favorable song-to-staff ratio
  • Global coverage optimized for each client’s unique needs
  • Administration services custom-tailored for each client
  • Excellent relationships across all income sources
  • Expediting royalty collection by upwards of nine months
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Copyright Protection

Our copyright management technology has created significant efficiencies and a great deal of transparency in a once-muddled area of music publishing. And with good reason: with an increasing number of revenue sources, evolving licensing terms and antiquated copyright databases, the need for vigilant and meticulous protection and administration is greater than ever. Downtown digitally audits all in-bound payments and utilizes tracking technology to uncover infringements, unauthorized uses and unpaid license fees.

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Creative Services

The Approach

Branded as “Downtown Music Services”, we have positioned our licensing division as the premier destination for content creators to find the best emerging and established music. Managed by a team of executives with backgrounds in music supervision, advertising, and licensing, Downtown works to match its clients’ interests with a broad range of media. In addition to traditional placement in film, TV, advertising, and video games, Downtown excels in digital and mobile licensing, product placement, merchandising, and integrated brand partnerships.

The Tools

To supplement our personal relationships with the licensing community, Downtown has developed a proprietary online catalog management platform to market and promote its music for licensing. Powering all internal search and outgoing music delivery, the platform also provides music supervisors with an intuitive music discovery and project management tool.

The Results

We have secured thousands of licenses across all major media outlets resulting in Downtown clients more than doubling licensing volumes.

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Career Development

Our Writer Relations team arranges co-writing opportunities in major songwriting centers including New York, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Nashville, London, Paris, Stockholm, Berlin and Tokyo.

Beyond writing with popular recording artists, we offer our songwriters the opportunity to craft original works for a variety of film, television, advertising, & video game productions.

Recent releases include:

  • 8 songs on Beyonce’s “4”
  • Katy Perry singles including “Teenage
    Dream,” “Last Friday Night,” “Part of Me”
  • Selena Gomez singles including “Love
    You Like a Love Song” and “Naturally”
  • Bruno Mars’ “Grenade”
  • Nicki Minaj’s “Roman Reloaded”
  • Phillip Phillips / American Idol “Home”
  • Usher’s “Climax”
  • Ne-Yo’s “Lazy Love”
  • Marsha Ambrosius’ “Late Nights &
    Early Mornings”

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