Christophe Waignier, Resources and Strategy Director
“As a collective non-profit society of songwriters, composers and publishers, we are dedicated to protect artist and their rights. Facilitating metadata exchange within the music industry by using new technologies is a key point which Sacem has been focused on for a long time ago to provide more transparency, efficiency, fair return and innovative services to its members all over the world. OMI is clearly a step forward in this direction."
Sony Music Entertainment
Dennis Kooker, President, Global Digital Business
"Sony Music is pleased to be collaborating with leading companies from across the music industry to explore new shared solutions for exchanging data in a streaming-driven business. We support efforts to enhance the efficiency of the marketplace for rights holders, and we are committed to serving our artists through a number of transparency-related initiatives. This also includes our policies on equity sharing and breakage, as well as our recently relaunched royalty portal, which gives Sony Music artists quick and easy access to robust analytics around their sales and streaming activity."
Matt Fenby Taylor, Vice President, Creator Product & Content Operations
"Creators are at the forefront of everything we do at SoundCloud, as we continue to build a place where all forms of musical creativity can live. As an open platform ourselves, the Open Music Initiative (OMI) addresses issues that are fundamental to how SoundCloud operates. We look forward to working together with OMI, their partners, and our peers to solve this important issue facing the industry, and further enable the open and transparent sharing of data around music, its ownership, and usage."
Jonathan Price, Head of Communications
"We think transparency across the entire music economy is essential to rewarding artists, songwriters and everyone involved in the creation of music fairly and rapidly. We’re really happy to be part of an effort that is exploring innovative ways to do that with new technologies."
Tim Luckow, Co-founder & COO
"Stem is excited to participate in the Open Music Initiative. We feel open data will help ensure creators get paid consistently for their work and look forward to collaborating with a coalition of like-minded companies to develop standards that improve the music ecosystem as a whole."
Marko Ahtisaari, CEO and Co-founder, Sync Project
"As the use of music expands to new exciting areas - like therapeutics for health - we need sustainable business models for artists, rights holders and new businesses alike. With the Open Music Initiative we’re building a foundation for new, fair uses of music."
Turo Pekari, Innovation & Discovery
”The Nordic music market is at the forefront of the digital transformation, leading the way for the future of music consumption. Teosto, the Finnish collective management organisation for music authors and publishers, is actively working with academic researchers, music start-ups, developers and the open data community to breed new music innovation. Teosto sees that Open Music Initiative and its mission is important, and wide cooperation between academia, the music industry, technology platforms as well as music creators and rightsowners, is needed in order to come up with the future solutions for music licensing and rights management.”
Brian Justie, Terrible Records and Department of Cultural Capital
"The Open Music Initiative represents an opportunity for a pragmatic shift in the tone of conversation in and around the music industry, hopefully catalyzing much needed structural change. While streaming has garnered nearly household utility status, largely accepted as industry panacea, there remain vital questions regarding rights-holder transparency and artist autonomy that make up the core of this initiative. I am eager to seize this opportunity for collaboration with likeminded stakeholders."
Scott Ackerman, CEO
"TuneCore is proud to be supporting an organization dedicated to championing some of our most closely-held core beliefs. Namely, that through advances in technology, advocacy, and collaboration throughout the industry, we can make a better world for artists and their fans by protecting the rights of every artist, allowing them to be compensated for their art fairly and transparently, and ensuring that fans around the world will therefore benefit from the fruits of their hard work."
Jesse Grushack, Director
"Ujo Music is excited to be a part of the Open Music Initiative and is looking forward to building a fair and transparent music industry. We don’t believe this will be accomplished alone and we applaud the efforts of Panos and ICE to bring everyone together."
Universal Music Group
Ty Roberts, CTO
"Innovation is critically needed to address the myriad opportunities and challenges facing artists as technological change transforms every aspect of the digital music ecosystem. We are excited about the prospects of collaborating with this diverse and distinguished group of key players to promote development of comprehensive, fair and efficient compensation structures to capture the value generated by music and music-related content, and properly reward the creative talent responsible for it."
University College London
Sarah Meiklejohn, Lecturer, Computer Science and Security and Crime Science
"There has been a lot of recent development of the emerging technologies that support transparency, as well as attention paid to their potential in various social applications, but a crucial next step is a concrete setting that can provide a testing ground and help refine their potential. The setting of music rights seems perfect for this, and the neutrality of the Open Music Initiative hopefully means that real progress can be made without individual agendas or business interests getting in the way. I'm very excited to be involved!"
Matias Zabaljauregui, Founder
"Open Knowledge builds the foundation for creating sustainable societies through opening and democratizing science, education, government, culture and innovation. The emergence of Sharing Economy is reinventing the way we produce and consume products, resources and services by combining accessible production mediums with digital platforms to organize small creators. The Open Music Initiative is our effort, as music creators, professionals and researchers, to embrace this evolution. We represent the latin american consortium with members from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Uruguay."
Warner Music Group
Howie Singer, SVP, Chief Strategic Technologist
“Every advance in music delivery technology has simultaneously expanded the avenues through which the music of artists and songwriters reaches its audience, and presented challenges to ensuring that creators are properly compensated. At WMG, we have long believed that our artists are our partners, and that what is good for them is good for us and for the entire industry. We look forward to working with the members of the OMI to help foster a media rights infrastructure that serves creators and music fans alike.”
Christophe Muller, Head of YouTube International Music Partnerships
"The Open Music Initiative is an important cross-industry effort that addresses the complicated challenges impacting rights management in the digital age. We look forward to working with everyone involved towards solutions that benefit creators and rightsholders, and ensure they are paid transparently, accurately and quickly."
“The issues we face across the music industry are complex but what we want is simple: A thriving creative economy that benefits everyone, from creators to companies to consumers. Open Music Initiative presents an opportunity to solve some intractable problems and to change the narrative between music and tech."