The world's largest music publisher, EMI Music Publishing owns, controls, or administers the rights to more than one million musical compositions. To ensure composers and writers are properly paid for the use of these songs, the company needed to improve its method of identifying copyright compliance and infringement issues.

Challenges

  • Search and match song titles and artist names in massive music database
  • Compare database to third-party files in multiple formats
  • Minimize need for manual data matching
After consulting with Informatica, EMI experienced a 16 to 20 percent improvement in automatic match quality over its existing methods. We can match files from infringing companies and claim our rights more accurately and faster, and this results in increased revenue.
— Alec Malyon
IT Director
EMI

Results

  • Increased revenue by more accurately identifying compliance and infringement issues
  • Streamlined data processing
  • Improved accuracy of royalty payments
  • Increased operational efficience

Technologies Used