October 2012

AudioLock at MUSIC tech pitch 4.5 11th October 2012

Tech Pitch 4.5

AudioLock will be attending MUSIC tech pitch 4.5 on the 11th October.

For this event there will be 8 companies pitching to a panel made up of:

  • Christina Chen, DN Capital
  • Ashley Elsdon, PalmSounds
  • Tom Frederikse, Clintons
  • Clara Goldsmith, Warner Chappell
  • Billy Grant, 2Point9
  • Jeff Hughes, Omnifone
This time the event is being held at Gibson Guitar Studio, 29-35 Rathbone Street, London, W1T 1NJ. If you wish to arrange to meet us there please drop us an email through our contact page



Dramatic Rise in DMCA submissions to Google

Google is receiving an ever increasing number of Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) submissions from content owners and their agencies. Google now provides rights’ holders the ability to remove links (urls) to pages which give unlicensed access to their copyrighted content. The search giant often removes these links in just two hours after receiving the initial removal request. Record labels and other content owners are taking advantage of this service to remove such illegal links. By doing so they help ensure consumers find legitimate links to accredited download stores which legally host their content. This process helps increase the revenue rights’ holders receive whilst ensuring that licensed content is positioned correctly in charts, such as those on iTunes. This further increases the exposure to a to a legitimate audience which their material receives .

The graphs below shows the sharp rise in these DMCA submissions to Google. On the 10th September 2012 Google approved 1.55m unique DMCA notices, with the figure jumping by 10% to 1.75m by the 24th.

Google DMCA report 10th September 2012