If your business plays music supplied by Emerge, you will not require any additional licenses from performing rights organisations, collection societies or in-store media suppliers anywhere in the world. This could save your business up to 50% (or even more) on your annual music costs.
Even if you have customer locations in multiple countries, you will only ever need ONE license from Emerge – this covers your public performance worldwide. You will not need to pay any additional licenses to collection societies abroad.
Definitely not! It's only illegal to play music registered with that society without purchasing a license from them. We only supply music that has been exclusively registered with Emerge, therefore requiring no additional licenses from any other society. If they don't understand, our support staff will be more than happy to speak your local performing rights organisation on your behalf. We also provide our clients with a Public Performance Certificate that can be displayed in your business and shown to any PRO ‘inspectors' who visit.
Under the Emerge license, authors, performers and producers are all covered, meaning no additional fees are due to neighbouring rights societies such as PPL, PPI or Mahasz.
We work both with unsigned artists and signed artists, supplying a wide range of music to suit our client's needs. Our catalogue contains thousands of high quality music tracks produced by top artists and, unlike other companies, we never supply library or ‘elevator' production music.
The major difference is that Emerge is a fully-licensed service, paying artists a regular royalty in return for the rights to distribute their music. We don't ever use library/elevator music and we don't use music available under Creative Commons. Our content is sourced from real artists and songwriters around the world who give us the right to license their music to our clients.
Emerge is a 360-degree platform. This means you won't require any other companies as we supply the music, license, delivery, promotions and support all under one roof. We can even help you source and install an audio or visual media solution from one of our trusted partners.
Emerge charges clients one monthly fee that covers everything from the license and the music to the delivery and support services. This fees ranges depending on how many sites you have, and how big each site is. We arrange special discounts for multi-site businesses or very large locations. Please contact one of our team for an instant quote.
Most of our artists choose to register directly with us, as opposed to their local PRO. However, if you wish to remain registered in your home country, for example PRS in the UK, we can still license your music to brands outside of the UK. There is a simple ‘opt-out' process that you will need to complete but if you give us a call, we can help you do this.
We pay all our artists on a quarterly basis (every three months). You will receive your royalty payment direct to your bank account or PayPal account together with a detailed statement showing where, when and how your music was used.
We pay our artists a 25% royalty on all license fees received from our clients. This means we don't deduct any costs or hidden expenses before you get paid. It's difficult to estimate how much you will make, as it depends when and where your music is used, as well as how many tracks you choose to submit, however once you've uploaded your tracks, we may be able to give you a rough estimate based on potential opportunities.
We work with all types, styles and genres of music as long as it's good quality and suitable for commercial usage. That being said, our most popular channels are generally made up of easy-listening pop, acoustic pop, dance, house, indie and chill-out lounge. We also update our ‘opportunities' page whenever a new brief comes in.
Currently we only license music for in-store and public performance however, we plan to start offering sync opportunities in the near future so stay tuned!
Once you're a member, you will get access to an online dashboard that shows exactly where, when and how your music is being used. We also provide online statements, so you track your royalty payments, and a live feed of new opportunities.
Unfortunately not. The PROs sign you exclusively as a writer meaning that once you're a member of an organisation, you cannot work with anyone else, even if you've only registered certain tracks. You can however opt-out of certain territories so we can still make you money in countries outside of where you're registered.
Definitely. We only ask for a license to use your music on a short-term basis in our client locations. You will always remain the 100% owner of all your copyrights.
This is no problem but you, and the performer, will both have to register with Emerge for us to be able to use the track.
No. As long as no-one in the group is registered with a PRO, you can appoint a group representative who can register, submit your track and collect all royalties on behalf of the other members.
To be able to use an artist's music throughout our network, we need that specific artist to agree to our terms. However, if you represent a group of artists, please get in touch with our music team as we have special offers and processes in place to make this as easy and beneficial as possible.
This is no problem as long as both artists are registered with Emerge and are not registered with any PRO. If you're unsure, the best thing to do is get in touch with our music team who will be able answer any questions you may have.