Downtown provides highly personalized rights management, royalty collection and creative marketing services, reimagining the role of a traditional music publisher.
Downtown’s global royalty collection platform has been purpose-built for the digital age. Designed for clarity, speed and accuracy, our unparalleled systems expedite payments by up to 12 months and effectively monetizes, protects and enhances the value of your catalog. We recognize the unique properties of different songs and songwriters and customize our global collection mechanisms for each client. This process enables us to uncover revenue derived from nearly 100 countries and over 20,000 unique income sources worldwide.
Our Writer Relations team arranges co-writing opportunities in major songwriting centers including New York, Los Angeles, Nashville, London, Amsterdam, Paris, Stockholm, Berlin and Tokyo. Beyond writing for popular recording artists including Beyonce, Bruno Mars, Carrie Underwood, Katy Perry, Keith Urban & Rihanna, we also offer our songwriters the opportunity to craft original works for a variety of film, television, advertising and video game productions including The Hunger Games series, HBO’s Girls, Budweiser and Grand Theft Auto.
Downtown’s comprehensive Neighbouring Rights service ensures that our clients are being paid for the performances of their sound recordings. As a direct member with over thirty collection societies in all major territories, our service is efficient, transparent, and equipped to maximize income. Our platform allows clients to always have a pulse on their repertoire worldwide, by viewing full analysis statements online of income, by source and territory. Our specialists perform extensive reviews, prioritizing all due income is released from societies.
From household names to the freshest new voices, Downtown excels at creating and augmenting artists’ careers and catalogues through innovative online and offline branding and marketing initiatives. In addition to traditional sync licensing and career development services, we specialize in digital and mobile licensing, product placement, merchandising, live events and integrated brand partnerships. Our combination of unparalleled access, global reach and early detection of new currents and trends in popular culture creates win-win opportunities for all.
Recognizing the value that copyrights can play in the overall financial profile of songwriters and copyright owners, Downtown can tailor financing structures best suited to each of our clients’ needs. Whether it be an acquisition, partnership, or royalty advance financing, we work closely with our clients and their financial, tax and legal advisors to determine the most efficient way to monetize their song catalogs. As service partners working with our clients, our incentives are aligned to help build long-term asset value.