UK music licensing company PPL has launched a collaboration with music preservation and archiving company VEVA Sound’s new file and data-sharing platform VEVA Collect. The joint initiative will make it easier for performers to be properly credited on recordings and to receive the payments they are entitled to.
Billed by VEVA Sound as the world’s first secure, cloud-based file sharing credits platform, VEVA Collect has been launched at a time when performers risk losing out on royalties because of incomplete, or inaccurate metadata.
The platform allows creators in the music industry to accurately log metadata about everyone who has contributed to a recording.
The partnership with PPL will allow a performer’s International Performer Number (IPN) – a unique global identifier – to be included in this metadata, helping improve the accuracy of credits and the subsequent flow of royalty revenue from a recording’s usage.
Accuracy is paramount for any dataset, and integrations like this are pivotal for reliable, verified metadata throughout the industry. - Deborah Fairchild