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Oct 17, 2016 4:03 EST

Seven Seas Music: Discovery & Licensing platform for International Music

iCrowdNewswire - Oct 17, 2016

Seven Seas Music

Seven Seas Music

Discovery & Licensing platform for International Music

 

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 30,000+ instantly licensable tracks
  • 8x more growth of clients than one year ago
  • 3 new hires within last nine months

ELEVATOR PITCH

Seven Seas is a unique web platform to discover, stream and license authentic international music from curated repertoire using a patent-pending map while re-numerating artists in developing countries

 

COMPANY OVERVIEW

Seven Seas Music (SSM) is a unique web platform that serves as an international marketplace for the buying and selling of music licenses. This genre of music has huge commercial value given the rise of global media production. Synchronization licensing is an estimated 2billion a year business, and international music is about 20% of this market.

As seasoned music rights executives, the co-founders know that the greatest difficulty for content creators is finding access to and sourcing quality international music. Transactional issues like time zone differences, language barriers and facilitation of payment, pose an even bigger challenge. SSM solves these problems and more on one easy-to-use platform. SSM allows the user to discover and listen to music using a patent-pending map which allows search by country (e.g. Spain, Portugal), region (e.g. Galicia, Andalusia, Catalan) and over 200 hundred other musical characteristics. Select the music you wish to license and make an impact by remunerating these artists in developing countries around the world.

With little to no marketing effort, the company’s client list includes CNN, HBO, CBS, NBC, TVT, Fox, Vice, GoPro, The Richards Group, trailer houses and many more in film, web and TV production. We retain 30-50% of each deal brokered and have closed 200x more deals this year than in 2015. The focus today is to streamline third party licensing for audio-visual productions, yet we aim to scale up by expanding user-base and serve as the destination for international music discovery and streaming on a subscription model.

SSM is based in San Francisco, and has a Los Angeles creative director and a New York label relations manager. Our SF-based content manager is responsible for ingesting and managing the vast majority of the company’s current repertoire, which is hand-picked and has grown from 3100 to over 10,000 tracks in less than six months. The platform is undergoing a UX facelift to improve functionality and performance, and we have a new map thanks to our VR developer.

 

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LEADERSHIP

Brooke Wentz

Brooke Wentz

CEO, Founder at Seven Seas Music

 
Seasoned music rights executive with 25 years experience in valuation and licensing. Deep knowledge of digital and new media rights, content acquisition, PRO and synchronization licensing. Respected creative music supervisor for film, television, advertising and new media. Oversaw music policy and set-up publishing concern for ESPN and all affiliated networks, with speciality in direct source licensing. Won Billboard Award for critically acclaimed world music recordings and music producer for New York City’s 24-hour millennium celebration. Previous on-air radio host for NPR and related stations. Author of the book “Hey, That’s My Music! Music Supervision, Licensing and Content Acquisition”, published by Hal Leonard and numerous articles. Speaker on music and copyright issues and guest lecturer at CA Copyright Society, SF Music Tech, E3, GDC, AdTech, CES, IFP, FIND, Billboard Music Conference, Mills College, McGeorge School of Law, NARAS forum, and SF State University. Adjunct professor at University of the Pacific and expert witness. Specialties: Music Supervisor and digital copyright specialist focused on licensing and negotiating intellectual property rights. Work with media producers, distributors, corporations, branding and ad agencies, law firms and individual producer/directors.
Maryam Soleiman

Maryam Soleiman

COO/Co-Founder

 
Maryam Soleiman has spent the last decade working in Business &/or Legal Affairs departments for entertainment, music and media companies. She boasts expert knowledge of copyright licensing, negotiation and administration, as well as a deep understanding of day-to-day business operations. This experience offers her the ability to think cross-functionally and provide perspective and problem solving solutions to clients, customers and key partners. She holds a J.D. from California Western School of Law and a B.A. from UCLA.

TEAM

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Matt Holt

Lead Content Manager

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Andre Comeau

Director, Creative Services

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William Chow

Developer

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Chloe Goshay

Manager, Label and Client Relations

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Alex Boicel

International Consultant

 

 

Contact Information:

Brooke Wentz

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