CD Baby has announced a partnership with digital copyright, licensing, and monetization management company Audible Magic to identify potential rights infringement claims before the indie distributor and music publisher services its tracks to digital service providers (DSPs) like Spotify, Apple Music or Tidal.
“Audible Magic is an essential element that enables us to play our role in the music business,” said CD Baby vp of marketing Kevin Breuner. “Their powerful identification technology allows us to serve our artists – and the platforms and services they rely on -- quickly and fairly.”
This process begins when users request to upload files to CD Baby. At that point, Audible Magic's RightsRx™ program will scan the audio to check if it matches another track in its library of 30 million, or contains potentially copyright-infringing content. If the content in question is suspicious, CD Baby can decline to upload the file, and avoid a potentially costly take-down notice after the fact.