OneMusic Recognises the Music with Audoo

It’s always been our mission to pay public performance royalties accurately. In a world-first, OneMusic in New Zealand and Australia are investing in a widespread rollout of the Audoo Audio Meter™. With Audoo’s tech we will be able to recognise music played, real-time, in your business.

No matter the business, big or small, chain or independent, music sets the tone. Whether that’s the local pub, your favourite chill-out café, your weekend spin class or when you’re out shopping. The individuality of the music – often hand-picked by the owner and their staff – helps breathe life into ordinary spaces.

An important step for any emerging, mid-career, or heritage music creator is to get paid. Audoo Audio Meters will better identify the songs being played in public at a micro level – all day and all night – with macro effect.

How can OneMusic licensees get involved?

We’re starting in Auckland and rolling out nationwide. Spots are limited. Sign up for the installation of an Audoo Audio Meter to have your business’ taste in music make more of an impact on the income of the music creators you love.

Recognising the music in your business is as easy as 1,2,3.

  1. Sign up for an Audoo Audio Meter
  2. A technician will come and set it up
  3. Business as usual! Set and forget!

OneMusic Audoo Device
A technician will come to your business and install the mobile-phone-sized device into a power point. The Audoo Audio Meter will recognise what music is playing after just 10 seconds and will securely fingerprint it, with no audio ever being stored on (or sent from) the device. Audoo has a database of over 75 million tracks.

The songs being played are relayed back to Audoo as data (not audio) and each month will be reported to APRA AMCOS (one of the partners behind OneMusic) to ingest the data into their systems. Click here for FAQs or watch the video below.


Who is Audoo?

Music-tech start-up Audoo has financial backers that include ABBA’s Bjorn Ulvaeus. Audoo's CEO and founder, Ryan Edwards (himself a musician) is on a mission to revolutionise public performance royalties. Audoo is backed by high-profile investors and is supported by an advisory board of industry stakeholders. Four-year-old Audoo has raised a total of nearly AUD$26.8 million in private funding.

Over 400 music rights management organisations in the world will be watching industry-leading New Zealand and Australian-based APRA AMCOS and OneMusic.

If our technology is adopted by all New Zealand and Australian licenced premises, it will log over 15.3 million plays Every. Single. Day.* We’ll know – with certainty and in detail – exactly what music everyone’s enjoying, for the very first time in public performance history.

*Based on the average 8hr working day

The Audoo Audio Meter “is packed with some of the world’s most sophisticated signal processing capabilities, which enable accurate track IDs even in noisy environments”, as reported in PROs Are Quietly Reinventing Themselves — By Potentially Counting Every Single Song Played (Digital Music News)

When tracks are individually recognised, artists can expect to be paid fairly and accurately whenever and wherever their music is played.

Where does your licence fee go?

Your OneMusic licence fee is distributed by APRA AMCOS and Recorded Music NZ, who are the companies behind OneMusic. Each organisation has a commitment to their music creators and their own distribution policies.
Click here to find out more.

The Audoo rollout means APRA AMCOS will adjust how it splits its share of royalties, essentially a change in the algorithm based on data from real-time businesses in the New Zealand marketplace.