”Berklee’s Open Music Initiative shares our passion to develop an open and transparent music industry for creatives as well as businesses. We're glad to be part of this significant collective and advance the music innovation together."
Atlas Music Publishing
Richard Stumpf, CEO
”The future of the music industry and all of its participants will rely on fair compensation for creators and accurate data across mediums that move billions of song to ensure proper payments. It's a combo o A) getting rates rights (for us as a publisher this lives largely with Congress and the need for copyright overhaul allowing for market negotiations) and B) accuracy and cross-utilization of unique song data. The OMI, which is centered around world-class academic institutions and promotes universal ownership, will pick up where the GRD, centered around competing stake holders and proprietary ownership, failed. Atlas aggressively seeks to pursue pathways that ensure fair pay for our creators. The OMI is lighting that path in the world of data standards in new media."
Phil Barry, Founder
"Berklee’s Open Music Initiative represents a fantastic opportunity for everybody involved in the drive towards a more open and efficient music industry to get together in a neutral setting and start to move towards consensus on a common set of goals and priorities. We believe that all parts of the music ecosystem stand to gain from cutting away complexity and unlocking new opportunities and business models for music content that can drive growth for creators, rights holders and technology companies alike."
Laurent Hubert, BMG US President Creative & Marketing
"Unnecessary complexity and outdated processes ultimately costs songwriters and artists money and damages the credibility of the music industry. That's why BMG is delighted to support this initiative. We look forward to a really collaborative approach to resolve these issues and commend Berklee for leading the way."
Tracy Maddux, CEO
"CD Baby has worked with hundreds of thousands of independent artists for more than a decade to develop their careers, and has long embraced increased openness as the way forward. I’m excited to radically reimagine how artist and songwriters will manage their copyrights, promote their art, and achieve transparent compensation for their work.”
Oliver Noram, CEO
“Chainvine offers solutions that identify, track and transact digital assets, this can be anything from IP to assets that have been digitised via data, in the case of music we are using Blockchain for both IP management and Syncing we enjoy collaboration in our field and see technology as evolutionary not revolutionary.”
Downtown Music Publishing Group
Joe Conyers III, VP Tech
"Music’s standards, notably music publishing, is largely outdated and has not caught up with the digital era. Today’s industry needs open source standards to create time and cost efficiencies, grow the pie, and increase transparency for music rights owners. Downtown is excited to collaborate on this forward-thinking initiative."
Levent Karahan, Founder & CEO
"It is time for the music industry to unleash its true potential! In order to do so global standards need to be agreed upon. Let us use the Open Music Initiative as an effective and creative vehicle to establish a clear map, so we all can focus on getting the job done and create something great!''
Fair Trade Music
Eddie Schwartz, CEO
"The immense promise of the digital age in this century will only be realized if all of us in the music ecosystem work together to ensure a sustainable share of the proceeds find their way to those who actually create the music millions of us enjoy everyday. I am excited to be a part of the Open Music Initiative and help in building shared solutions that have significant potential to move us toward that crucial goal.”
Bill Rosenblatt, President “The Open Music Initiative has the potential to get techies, lawyers, and business people working off the same script instead of being at odds with each other or operating in relative vacuums. This can only be a good thing for the future of the music business.”
Vladamir Phillippov, CEO
“Open Music Initiative brings a fresh air to breath and opens a new horizon for music industry to develop in a new commercial models, having all the benefits of deeper data access and transparency.“