Driving Innovation in Music Technology

Music rights management certainly hasn’t gotten any less complicated lately; we’re driven to simplify the complexities of this business so we can focus on solving for the challenges of today and the opportunities of tomorrow.

More than ever, being a modern music publisher and rights manager goes beyond working with digital services. It requires real software and design to redefine the client experience. We created Songtrust in 2011 to help DIY songwriters and ended up building a platform that works with copyrights efficiently at massive scale, eventually becoming core of Downtown’s technology infrastructure.

Songtrust and its team of developers make us agile enough to deal with the onslaught of changes that are happening to the music industry and beyond. Our platform allows us to provide top notch service to our songwriters, interface with music supervisors and other music users, and more efficiently license, collect, and monitor the use of our song copyrights. 

Client Dashboard

Client Dashboard

Our dashboard is robust and intuitive, and provides real-time insights. Beyond being transparent, we’ve made it easy to get to the truth of large amounts of data — faster. Review and export your statements, see your account balance, create reports for different periods by income over different territories, drill into the details of each royalty line, see the next period’s estimated royalties.

Sync

Sync

When we receive a sync license request, it’s immediately entered into our platform and reviewed by our team of professionals, while keeping you informed throughout the journey. We make the process easy. View the details and status of the license online and real-time. Quickly see if a show or spot has paid you without picking up the phone. You’re able to filter by song, sort by licensee or license type, and analyze your highest performing licenses.

Downtown Concierge

Downtown Concierge

Personal relationships are important to us. We know publishing is confusing, and that you will have questions. So we’ve made it easy. We also know you need contextual answers faster than ever. 

Message our publishing concierge from within the dashboard and receive timely answers from our publishing experts. Have a feature request or need support? We’re constantly improving through client feedback.

Setlist Submission

We’ve sat with tour managers and know the horror of setlists submission. We’ve simplified the delivery process.

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Every country has particular rules and we’ve boiled them down into simple forms all in one place. You can even make playlists for your short and long sets.

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YouTube

YouTube is the world’s largest music platform. Our direct relationship and proprietary machine learning software enables us to monetize song copyrights in the most efficient way possible.

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Going far beyond audio recognition, our proprietary software application ranks covers, live shows and countless videos for identification. The more you claim the smarter the monitor gets finding the most relevant matches.

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Licenses

See who has and may license your music, by media, their use and view the status of licenses.

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Filter and sort by fee, license types and track how licenses move from quoting, mail execution, and  payment.

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Reports

View your royalty reports and future pipeline royalties at any time. Analyze and easily drill down into details with full transparency.

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Download statements in csv or pdf by quarter. Track your royalties by territory.

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Metadata

Core to our platform is tracking the relationship between a composition and its many potential recordings. We’ve simplified the linking process.

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We enable you to easily establish links between recordings and your compositions through Spotify, Itunes or by ISRC.

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Collection

Beyond our strong industry relationships, we’ve created back office automation to ensure works are registered correctly and reviewed.

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We regularly perform catalog reconciliations with pay sources and perform internal and external audits of our repertoire to ensure accuracy.

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Perspectives

The Future of Downtown

Perspectives

The Future of Downtown

We’ve seen quite a bit of change since our founding and we’re only seeing it accelerating. Between new apps, 100% licensing, Blockchain, changes in the consent decree, VR, and Micro Licensing we are constantly thinking about how we can do the best for our clients and grow this industry. Follow our vision of the future on our medium.

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