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Associate Member Spotlight: MUSO

MUSO is a global technology company providing content protection, anti-piracy, market analytics and audience connection solutions for the Music Industry. Founded in 2009 and headquartered in London, MUSO exists to solve the growing market challenges from piracy and unlicensed consumption of content online. As well as protecting content, we are the global authority on piracy data, monitoring more than 16 billion pages for unlicensed consumption across music, film, television, publishing and software to offer our clients more insight than ever into where and how their content is being consumed.

In 2017, we monitored 74 billion visits to music piracy sites around the world, a 15 percent increase from 2016. Illegal consumption is still a huge problem for the music industry, one that hasn’t been solved by streaming services  and something that’s not going away any time soon without a concerted approach to removing infringing files from the internet.

Through a partnership with the worldwide independent network (WIN) we provide free monitoring through our self-service anti-piracy platform to all A2IM members. Members can use the platform to understand the extent of the problem they face and then upgrade to protect content and remove infringements at a discounted rate.

To take advantage of the service, all you need to do is:

  1. Sign up at www.muso.com/trade-body-a2im
  2. Create your free monitoring campaigns
  3. Upgrade your monitoring campaigns and begin removing pirated content



MUSO’s unrivaled data platform covers 196 countries, millions of measured devices and billions of piracy pages which are continuously tracked and updated. We empower entertainment companies and rights holders to win against digital piracy. Content owners can easily discover the total extent of piracy using a unique data set and build better intelligence to protect their digital content more effectively, as well as connect with audiences to unlock new revenue streams.

About A2IM:
A2IM is a 501(c)(6) not-for-profit trade organization headquartered in New York City that exists to support and strengthen the independent recorded music sector. Membership currently includes a broad coalition of more than 700 Independently-owned American music labels. A2IM represents these independently owned small and medium-sized enterprises’ (SMEs) interests in the marketplace, in the media, on Capitol Hill, and as part of the global music community. In doing so, it supports a key segment of America’s creative class that represents America’s diverse musical cultural heritage. Billboard Magazine identified the Independent music label sector as 37.32 percent of the music industry’s U.S. recorded music sales market in 2016 based on copyright ownership, making Independent labels collectively the largest music industry sector.

Learn more about A2IM here.
For information about how to join our community, see here.