New York, NY (June 6, 2012)—The publishing companies that control the solo material of John Lennon and Yoko Ono are using TuneSat to monitor the use of their songs on broadcast TV stations and websites worldwide.
TuneSat’s proprietary technology will fingerprint all of the works from the Lenono Music and Ono Music catalogs and track their use on hundreds of broadcast channels in 13 countries as well as streaming audio, video, podcasts, flash, and other multimedia files on millions of websites. The publishers will then be able to view detections in real time via TuneSat’s secure web portal, providing them with full transparency and accountability of when and where the music is used in each instance.
“John and I were both extremely detailed artists that put a lot of thought into not only how our music sounded but also how it was presented,” said Yoko Ono. “With the sheer number of broadcast TV stations and websites popping up around the world, it’s impossible to keep track of where and how our music is being used without the use of technology, which means it is often used in ways we don’t support. Now with TuneSat, I will be able to monitor the use of our tracks no matter where they’re played and make sure they are represented in the proper way.”
With headquarters in New York City and satellite offices in Europe, TuneSat is actively monitoring hundreds of TV channels and millions of websites around the world. The Zappa Family Trust currently uses the service to monitor the extensive catalog of legendary rock star Frank Zappa, and NBC Sports uses TuneSat to track music usage during the Olympics, including Beijing and the upcoming London games.