UK online music service Audio Network seeks Kiwi talent

Launches local A&R activities

UK based music streaming service, Audio Network, has launched artists and repertoire (A&R) activities in New Zealand and Australia “to find, develop and promote musical talent in the region.”

The business will be headed by Jordan Smith, Audio Network’s head of branded content. He said the move would “open Audio Network's global platform to local artists and composers and broaden their revenue streams."

Audio Network claims to offer “a complete music solution for content creators by cutting through the traditionally complex and costly processes of licensing music.” It says it has a roster of more than 700 international composers and more than 100,000 tracks in multiple formats.

The company was founded in 1999 by Robert Hurst and Andrew Sunnucks. According to its website they “came up with the concept for a music company that made it easy and simple to license high quality music for films & TV [because] the complexity of pre-existing agreements and contracts with composers and agents around the world had meant that clearing music had long been one of the most difficult parts of the production process for TV and Film producers.”

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