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AMRA is the first of its kind — designed to maximize value for songwriters in our digital age. We are a modern global music collection society built on technology and trust, wholly designed to serve publishers and songwriters with the highest level of transparency and efficiency.
The AMRA Difference
Creators Come First
AMRA is founded on the fundamental principle that music creators' rights come first, above all else. What's in their best interest drives every piece of our business. With flexible contracts, no complex distribution rules or opaque policies that discriminate or reward certain members, we're 100% aligned with our clients. We are here to ensure rights owners get paid more, faster.
AMRA is transparent in every aspect of its business and operations. Clients have full access to all their data, in real-time and full transparency on all rates and fees. We believe that all data ultimately belongs to our clients and hold nothing back. That is real transparency.
AMRA uses Kobalt's KORE™ technology — the most advanced rights management platform in the world — to directly and efficiently collect, process and account for the billions of micro-transactions in today's complex digital landscape. AMRA operates independently from Kobalt's publishing operations.
AMRA's mission is to maximize value with total transparency for rights owners.
Through cutting edge technology and a direct global digital collections model, AMRA is able to optimize digital revenue collections across all platforms, with full transparency to its clients.
Global Direct Digital Licensing & Administration
Despite the fact that the major digital music platforms today are all global companies (i.e. Spotify, YouTube, iTunes, etc.), the music industry traditionally collects its revenue at the local and regional levels. This 'local' approach creates glaring inefficiencies for all sides: the digital platforms are challenged to clear licenses locally, while the rights holders face an increasingly complex and fragmented collections process, causing needless delays and often inaccurate reporting.
AMRA, on the other hand, takes a global, direct approach to digital licensing, collection and administration, all driven by the most advanced rights management platform, KORE™. This streamlined model allows AMRA to dramatically increase efficiencies, combating the large margin of uncertainty, delay and error that exists in the current fractured system. Global and direct, AMRA is able to provide its publisher clients with the most transparent and accurate reporting in the industry.
Writer Performance Royalty Collection
We fundamentally believe that technology is the only way to systematically improve the process of collecting writer performance revenue from local societies around the world.
Traditionally, not only has the writer performance share been an inefficiently collected income stream for rights owners, but also woefully opaque, with little to no transparency or detailed reporting.
AMRA takes a different approach to this valuable income stream by leveraging data and tracking technologies that help minimize errors, increase efficiencies, and produce fully transparent, real-time reporting to our clients.
AMRA is fully compliant with and adheres to all CISAC rules and binding resolutions for societies.
AMRA is committed to transparency in every aspect of the organization, from governance and infrastructure, to its business rules and the detailed information we provide to our clients.
For publishers and songwriters, this means complete clarity on deal terms, and comprehensive information on all royalties collected. AMRA takes no additional fees or surcharges and distributes all unattributed income. Simply put, 100% of all money owed, less our commission, is distributed through to our clients.
For our partners, such as Digital Service Providers, AMRA is fully transparent on all the repertoire we administer, and provides rigorous and clean metadata, and highly efficient tech integration. Kobalt's KORE™ technology is designed to provide the highest level of service to digital music platforms on a global scale with tremendous volume.
AMRA prizes openness and accountability in decision-making in all aspects of our business. We are fully compliant with rules and resolutions related to global society governance and operations, including CISAC's binding Professional Rules and applicable EU Directives.
- Clear Contract Terms
- No Hidden Fees
- Real-Time Global Reporting
- Completely Compliant
AMRA believes that openness and transparency are fundamental to a growing, thriving music industry. Business separation and conflicts of interest between stakeholders in the music industry have existed for too long and are often poorly managed. AMRA was built from the ground up to embrace the highest standards.
AMRA engaged PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC) to undertake a deep analysis on our approach and separation between the Kobalt and AMRA businesses, including but not limited to confidential tools and information. As a result, PWC presented AMRA with a list of 148 key business recommendations for a suitable set up.
The executive team has worked diligently to implement these recommendations, and are confident that the appropriate processes and controls are in place. All confidential information received and tools used by AMRA will be ring fenced.
Later this year, PWC will review AMRA's business separation processes and controls, and produce a comprehensive report available to relevant parties.Read the Launch Statement See the PWC Analysis