About DAMG Songs

DEVELOPING
In order to sign the best of new music, Discovering Arts Music Group (D.A.M.G Songs) have recruited a team of experienced and skilled scouts which seek out artists with the potential to become the very best. Using our creativity, passion, positive client service, and global resources, D.A.M.G help develop those artists into world-wide, breakthrough success stories.

Our skilled creative team is hands-on when it comes to the development of emerging talent. After signing a new artist, writer or producer, our team works to facilitate the development of their music, both creatively and professionally. Working with our roster of artists, our knowledgeable team is committed to finding and actualising co-writing opportunities and arranging songwriter/producer collaborations.

CREATIVE SERVICES – SONG PLUGGING

Discovering Arts Music Group (D.A.M.G Songs) is fully committed to the exploitation and licensing of each and every song in our catalogue. To successfully master this task, we employ talented individuals with a genuine passion for songs and a spirit of enterprise. The level of client service you can expect from D.A.M.G. Songs is quite simply unparalleled.

Our creative team in London work closely with the industry’s leading motion picture and TV music supervisors and advertising executives to research and provide song suggestions (upcoming, new or catalogue material) for their projects. D.A.M.G. Songs is constantly exploring new and innovative ways to promote our catalogue titles and hits as well as spotlighting current artists, songwriters and emerging talent on our active rosters.

GLOBAL ADMINISTRATION AND COLLECTIONS

A timely and accurate registration of songs, with performing rights to societies around the world is one of the keys to maximisation of royalty collection. D.A.M.G Songs aim to maximise royalty collections and to deliver a prompt and accurate distribution of royalties though our in-house music publishing administration service.

At Discovering Arts Music Group (D.A.M.G Songs), we have created a global administrative model and developed a computer system designed to complement our administrative model. The result is a virtually seamless global process.

When rights in a song are initially obtained, the details, which include writer and publisher shares, and territory of control, are input by D.A.M.G. Songs into our computer system. From this, our computer system creates electronic song registration files which are accepted by all recognised societies, including those in the U.S, Canada and all major European societies. As the registration files are in electric format, no manual intervention is required and therefore the registration is considerably faster and more accurate.

In territories where electronic song registration is not accepted, we claim songs directly which is done on a release basis and the forms are submitted to the right society registration on a monthly basis.

Royalty collection and distribution is also aided by a centralised process. Royalties are collected by branch offices in every country where copyright laws are enforced. Branch offices then report their royalty earnings to our London centre, which serves as a royalty clearing house, processing all royalties payable to other branch offices and making the appropriate payments to those offices. This process does not create any delays in royalty payment, nor does it result in any additional charges to our payees. Our royalty processing creates a database of global earnings history for each of our songs.

All details relating to new signings are circulated to each branch office in the form of a contract. These contract are registered with those performance societies which require such filings.

Although performing rights societies claim to circulate cue sheets to other societies, we take the precaution of distributing cue sheets from our London office to all branches. Each branch then registers the cue sheets with their local societies.

Our income tracking department is located in London and makes certain that all royalties due for our songwriters are collected.

MARKETING/PUBLICITY SERVICES

Discovering Arts Music Group (D.A.M.G Songs) has a driven culture and we pride ourselves in our ability to develop unique ways publicise and promote the company, our artists, songwriters and music catalogue.

We also employ innovative and diverse marketing initiatives to maximise exposure and opportunities for our songwriters, including: websites, micro sites, e-newsletters, e-samplers and more.

REGISTRATIONS

Registering with a performing rights society makes giving and obtaining permission to perform music simple for both creators and users of music. D.A.M.G. songs will ensure your music is registered, so you can start collecting your performance royalties.

INCOME TRACKING

In a business where every penny counts, D.A.M.G. Songs income tracking departments leave no stone unturned when it comes to collecting your money. By monitoring payments worldwide, D.A.M.G. Songs ensures all songs on releases are getting paid at the correct rate and that proper payments are received and credited for performance royalties. D.A.M.G. Songs staff also works directly with artists and writers to investigate any opportunity to find money.

SAMPLE CLEARANCE SERVICES

Sampling is the interpolation of a pre-existing composition within a newly created composition by means of either replayed/resung elements, or digitally sampled elements of an existing recording. D.A.M.G. Songs Sample Clearance departments protect our writers and copyrights by negotiating agreements for the sampled use of our compositions upon terms and conditions that reflect the value of the copyright in the pre-existing composition. D.A.M.G. Songs also seeks to protect copyrights from any unauthorised uses or from any uses that we (or the author) might deem inappropriate.

Our sample clearance staff in London work closely with sample clearance companies, record companies, producers, writers, attorneys and managers to negotiate sample requests. Our staff make every attempt to clear a sample as quickly as possible and work closely with our sampled writers to advise them of the benefit of having their work sampled.

CREATIVE SERVICES

We work closely with you to research and provide song suggestions (upcoming, new, or catalogue material) for your projects. Our team’s constructive working knowledge of D.A.M.G Songs catalogue combined with an inspired understanding of music, have been essential to consistently successful song placement.