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CUESONGS CONCLUDES AGREEMENTS WITH ALL MAJOR MUSIC PUBLISHERS

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– New service speeds up time spent on sourcing and licensing commercial tracks for digital productions –

1 November, 2012, London: CueSongs, the one-stop music licensing hub for online and digital media usage is today announcing it has concluded agreements with BMG Rights Management. The agreement will enable CueSongs to start offering selected catalogues from artists including Groove Armada and Ulrich Schnauss. CueSongs now has agreements in place with all the major music publishers for online licensing, including EMI Music Publishing, SonyATV, Universal Music Publishing and Warner Chappell, as well as major independents Imagem, Music Sales and Peer Music.

Additionally CueSongs is launching its new music-matching service called ‘Search, Match, License’, with three respected production companies already signed up for the service. Can Communicate Productions, M&C Saatchi & I Love Dust are all confirmed users of the new CueSongs music-matching service.

Ed Averdieck, CueSongs CEO comments: “With these agreements in place we are able to offer clients a comprehensive choice of music from both established and exciting new artists for their digital productions. Video production is going through the roof in this country as companies create promotional videos for their websites, for YouTube, and as part of viral campaigns. However, too often the music usage in videos is either unlicensed or of rather poor quality. Now, for the first time video producers no longer have to compromise on the music they use, and we are convinced this will give them a competitive edge by enabling them to make more impactful videos.”

To demonstrate the power of iconic music in communications, CueSongs is releasing its instructional video “Search, Match, License” with music from Groove Armada. http://vimeo.com/46676227

World-renowned artist Ulrich Schnauss comments: “CueSongs is creating new licensing opportunities and royalty streams for my music that would otherwise go un-collected”

Gavin Knight, Producer/Director of Yeo Valley’s new online films explains: “Using CueSongs was quick, hassle free and great value. I normally use libraries but the track that I licensed was a hidden gem and not expensive.”

David Wooster, Managing Director, CAN Communicate Ltd. says: “Choosing the right music is surprisingly difficult. CueSongs makes that process easier; they provide excellent advice and solutions to our music briefs at realistic prices, enhancing our offering to clients. The CueSongs website will make this process even easier”.

CueSongs, which launched in beta in January 2012, is co-founded by Ed Averdieck, formerly head of Nokia Music and OD2, and music pioneer Peter Gabriel.