Newsletter: 2013 Q3
2013 Q3:10 Distribution Services
We’ve just launched the new Sugo Music Group website which showcases our 10 music distribution & streaming services! Sugo Music Group offers the largest, most comprehensive global music distribution solutions in the industry today and you can see all of these services and more at www.sugomusic.com
Sugo Music Group distributes to over 1000 digital sites in 80 countries–and this number will increase to an estimated 2000 sites by the end of 2014. We’ve partnered with all major international distributors, numerous music supervisors, sync brokers, sub-publishers, licensees and artist management. We secure overseas master use licensing deals with various global distribution companies and we qualify emerging online & mobile outlets on a daily basis. In addition, we work directly with all the largest radio stations such as Pandora and SiriusXM (no other distributor works with these stations!). Our international mobile Telecom database is growing every day–for both mobile download & streaming revenues. We can also register your works with every Performance Right Organizations in the world. Please find out more and visit our new website at: www.sugomusic.com
Over the past 30 years, we’ve distributed, sold and manufactured every type of music media: digital, CD, cassette & vinyl. We’ve distributed music products through every imaginable channel: mobile, internet, TV, wholesalers, big box retailers, music stores, gift shops and more. Most importantly, we pride ourselves on keeping abreast of the ever-changing entertainment landscape: technology, social media, hardware, legal rulings, RIAA, distributors, collection agencies, labels, artists, music trends and more. Sugo Music Group was founded in 1983 by artists, musicians & by a savvy business entertainment team–and was built from the ground up. Please let us know more about your artists, label & music archive and we’ll show you what it is like to have a Complete Distribution Portfolio:
#1 MUSIC DISTRIBUTION
#2 RADIO PLAY
#4 GLOBAL SUB-LICENSING
#6 IN-STORE MEDIA
#7 ALBUM COMPILATIONS
#8 CD MANUFACTURING
#9 VIDEO MONETIZATION
#10 CONTENT IDENTIFICATION
What labels & artists are saying about us:
“Sugo is the true cutting edge for digital music distribution. It was definitely the right decision for us as a label…” -Todd Washburn, President/Lure Records
“Sugo Music Group has been an excellent company to work with from day one. They exhibit a level of professionalism unparalleled in the industry & are constantly exploring new ideas & technology for their label partners…” -Helen Marrs, Owner/Promotion Music Specialties
“Sugo Music Group has become the #1 leader in facilitating music distribution–providing an unparalleled service for independent labels & musicians. They get results…” -Richard Patterson, President/Omni Foundation for the Performing Arts
“Right from the start, Sugo Music Group impressed us with their efficient, professional manner. Their services & approach not only inspired confidence, but generated the results needed & a much broader audience. We have made them our main distributor & it’s been awesome working with them since 2011…” -Robert Simmons, President/Soul Shift Music
Music Distribution: Grow, Grow & GROW!
Sugo Music Group is the only distributor to integrate global digital distribution as well on-demand physical distribution services, acknowledging the importance of selling and marketing across both formats with superior supply chain management. Whether it’s a full length album on iTunes, an EP compilation on Spotify, a single on our various YouTube radio channels, a ringtone through Telefonica, or a one-at-a-time manufactured “on demand” CD via Amazon, we supply hundreds of outlets around the world through our unparalleled distribution supply chain and asset management system!
From San Francisco to South Korea, Chile to China, and from India to Indonesia, your music will be distributed the right way!
Sugo Music Group’s distribution platform stems from 30 years of strategic partnerships and will connect you to more listeners & more paying customers!
Your Music Should Be In the MOVIES!
Get your music heard in films, TV shows, ads and games through Sugo Music Group’s sync licensing platform. Our licensing team works with a trusted network of music supervisors, studio executives and agency producers to navigate your catalogue through the world of music & visual synchronization. Besides film, TV & commercials, there are hundreds of millions of people uploading videos, photos and all sorts of user-generated content. Your music can be a part of this ever-growing phenomenon–while getting paid of course. Don’t miss out!
The above graphic is an example of some of our most recent placements.
As part of our total music solution, we help manage your rights and exploit new revenue streams. Our licensing department handles the publishing approval, licensing, accounting and royalty payouts so that you can sell third-party compositions that are on your recordings–and never have to worry about it again!! Also, for all of your original compositions, we can collect worldwide royalty payments and licensing administration on your behalf. And finally, make sure you’re not missing out on substantial revenue from your broadcasting royalties! Sugo Music Group actively registers and collects from societies in over 30 different territories to ensure you get prompt payment directly from the source. All this is to say, we will handle the complexity of mechanical licensing, pub admin and sound performance royalty collections so that you still have plenty of time to make music and develop your artistry.
There are over 100 countries that may already be broadcasting your music. It’s time to get paid!
SMG NEWS UPDATE!
We’ve got some BIG news making its way to you in 2013
& we’ll continue to keep you informed with strategic business affairs!
NEW SPOTIFY TERRITORIES: Reports suggested it was coming, but recently Spotify finally brought its popular music streaming service to Italy, Portugal and Poland. Sugo Music is now, of course, servicing all territories.
SOUND EXCHANGE: Sugo Music is proud to report that we are now a part of Sound Exchange’s International Performer Database Association (IPDA) as well as five new reciprocal agreements with record label collecting societies in France, Spain, Sweden, Ireland and Jamaica. With the addition of these agreements, it brings SoundExchange total number of international agreements to 22. We expect this number to double in the next 12-24 months!
APPLE iRADIO: Apple is currently negotiating with labels to license master-rights for an Internet radio service that would offer custom channels in a way similar to Pandora and Clear Channel’s iHeartRadio. We are monitoring this very closely and will one of the first to be a part of this new distribution!
PANDORA SUES ASCAP: The move is the latest by the Internet radio company to lower the amount it pays rights holders, performing artists and composers. Stay tuned & we’ll update you!
ITUNES LAUNCHES IN 56 NEW TERRITORIES: Apple’s iTunes Store expands its global footprint by launching in 56 new territories, with Russia, India, South Africa and Turkey among the larger newcomers. iTunes is still our #1 retailer, yet there are so many new partners in our distribution portfolio that we are currently witnessing a gradual global attrition set in. In the end, it’ll all add up to more distribution DOLLARS for you!
Thanks for your time and interest.
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