If you’ve ever used an app like Soundhound or Shazam to identify a song you don’t know, you’ll understand how useful that technology can be. Artists, labels, music publishers and other rights holders love it, too, because this technology gives them data about who’s interested in what songs.
TuneSat is different. Instead of helping consumers identify songs, it tracks usage of songs for rights holders, looking for unlicensed use. Once such use is identified, the data is turned over to the rights holder who an then decide to enlist a performing rights organzation such as ASCAP or SOCAN to collect.
In other words, TuneSat helps artists get the royalities that they’re legally owed. And in the process, some pretty interesting data is collected.