Paperchain provides products & services to solve the problem of unpaid royalties for music copyright owners.
The music industry’s digital supply chain is broken
in unpaid royalties
unidentified titles added monthly
Music Copyright Administration is in Silos
The divided administration of recording and publishing means that digital service providers receive the recording license metadata or the publishing licensing metadata, but never both.
Missing Data is a $2.5bn Problem
Service providers are unable to pay to rights owners where the owner is unknown. 45 million titles with unknown rights owners were filed to the US Copyright in the past year, with 1.3 million being added each month.
Black Box Royalties are Unclaimed Royalties
Paperchain has an indexed database of over 45 million unidentified right owner titles, predominantly coming from the NOI titles claimed to the US Copyright Office under Section 115 - Notice of Intention to Obtain a Compulsory License.
Products & services to unify rights owner databases across the industry.
Pura by Paperchain
A metadata validation platform for Labels, Publishers, Performing Rights Organizations, and other large intermediaries of the music industry.
Paperchain helps maintain your data quality through data sanitisation and standardisation services. We ensure your data is DDEX and CWR ready and interoperable with other databases in the music industry network.
Identify unclaimed royalties and update service providers with right owner information. Retrieve unpaid royalties and get notified when your right owner information is updated in service provider databases or new unidentified titles are filed.
PROs & CMOs
Add member service value by reducing the amount of time to ingest sales and royalty reports. Focus on core member services and utilise Paperchain’s data pipeline to sanitise and match service provider data to member data.
Digital Service Providers
Access Paperchain’s growing database of titles with recording-to-composition links. Utilise Paperchain’s lookup services to identify right owners and avoid Notice of Intention to Obtain a Compulsory License filings.