About AudioLock

AudioLock was established in 2009 in response to the music piracy epidemic sweeping the internet like wild fire.

The market lacked a simple to use, powerful yet cost-effective solution which could be used by bedroom producers and international labels alike. AudioLock stepped into fill this need.

Designed by a former international producer and DJ forrights holders, Ben Rush, Founder and CEO created the service based on the requirements of fellow producers who were at the time having theirlivelihood destroyed by commercial piracy, but could neither afford the time or money for existing expensive anti-piracy services.

AudioLock was produced to successfully address this issue; it needed to be as automated as possible making it both easy to use as well as extremely cost effective. The aim being that artists and labels could leave it running secure in the knowledge that their music was being protected allowing them to return to the job of actually producing, marketing and releasing great music!

Designed in-house, the patented system powering AudioLock's 24/7 Scanning & Takedown system ensures that rights holders don't have to spend time checking linksas it automatically downloads and identifies the copyrighted works for them using highly accurate fingerprint detection. It also ensures that they are protected day and night, seven days a week, 365 days a year without the need for manual intervention.

Delivering anti-piracy results, often seconds after a release is uploaded onto the system; no other service can compete in terms of speed, accuracy, reach, transparency or cost.

AudioLock endeavours to be transparent in all its operations. Clients are givenfull access to all anti-piracy results appertaining to their uploaded releases in their personal dashboard as well as links to publically available records such as Google's Transparency Report (Hyperlink). The dashboard shows clearly where, when and how many copyright infringing url's the system has removed on a client's behalf.

AudioLock never makes claims it cannot support. All assertions here and across this site can be tested by prospective clients by using the AudioLock free trial.

Now with a global, cross genre client base AudioLock services the anti-piracy needs of 100's of labels, DJ's, producers, digital aggregators, and download stores.

AudioLock has offices in London and Southampton UK. With a growing global client base throughout Europe, Africa and partnerships in the United States AudioLock offersall clients the same powerful, cost-effective service regardless of their geographical location or budget.

AudioLock: empowering rights holders, stopping commercial piracy.

Key People

Ben Rush

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Ben Rush, CEO & Co-Founder

Ben Rush has presented at a number of key music industry events, to labels and associated bodies. Here he has provided detailed insight into anti-piracy techniques and it's ever changing landscape. His enthusiastic approach, coupled with extensive knowledge and a wealth of technical expertise, has taken him to the forefront of leading edge discussions across the industry as well as into others, such as the impact of advertising networks on the enterprise pirate eco system. With a background as an international music producer and professional DJ the issues surrounding piracy are very close to his heart; a fact which further fires his passion for efficient and fair solutions to addressing the problems piracy posses.

Ben is available for press comment, interviews, key note speeches at seminars, forums and industry events.

Please contact press@audiolock.net for further details.

Richard Turner

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Richard Turner, CTO & Co-Founder

Richard leads on the technological development of AudioLock's anti-piracy services. Richard developed a keen interest in mathematics and logic during his education and turned this to becoming an advanced programmer of a number of web and software languages. During his career he has developed systems for SME companies right through to blue chips requiring large scalable solutions to run on complex multi-site infrastructures. In the summer of 2009 Richard left his position as Director of Development for a south coast SME to become a partner in AudioLock and has continued to advance technology development of anti-piracy solutions for all of AudioLock's services. His broad experience enables him to focus on producing and maintaining a robust service whilst also ensuring that the company leads the industry in producing innovative new technological advances to help rights holders combat music piracy.

Tristan Hunt

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Tristan Hunt, Business Development & Marketing Manager

Tristan leads on developing new business and the ever-evolving marketing strategy from AudioLock's London office. His work focusses on creating meaningful, lasting relationships with national and international clients alike. Originally from a music events background, he still regularly DJ's as a hobby at venues across London; a creative passion which directly fuels his work. After over a decade in events management and marketing he completed a second degree, an MA at the University of London, before joining AudioLock in 2012. A friendly and open demeanour, coupled with a concern to deliver the best service possible ensures that AudioLock's clients always receive a professional but personal service.

Careers at AudioLock

We are always seeking bright, enthusiastic, motivated people to join our fast growing team. A strong interest in the media industry, appetite to learn and a great sense of humour are essential. Individuals with pre-existing knowledge about music anti-piracy are at a distinct advantage. If you have one of the skill sets listed below feel free to email your C.V. with a short cover letter to:

careers@audiolock.net

  • PHP & MySQL development
  • Sales and online / offline marketing, including social media
  • Office administration and customer service

Internships

We run graduate internships of up to three months at both our Southampton and London offices. Whilst AudioLock will cover lunch expenses our internships are unpaid. As with full time employees interns are expected to have a thirst for knowledge, a keen interest in the music industry and a good sense of humour. In return we will provide you with industry insight and experience working with many different clients (both national and international) and cutting edge technologies.

If you are a recent graduate, and or have suitable experience, and would like to gain further experience working for a leading tech start-up then send us your CV with a short cover letter to:

interns@audiolock.net

Corporate Social Responsibility

At AudioLock we believe it's important to go beyond simply protecting and enhancing the revenue of commercial rights holders. Therefore we have in place two modest initiatives which support different groups and the environment. These include:

Pro-bono protection for charity releases:

Every year around the world a significant number of charity releases are put out to support worthy causes. AudioLock are proud to offer our support to these releases on a purely pro-bono basis. The 24/7 Scanning & Takedown protection we offer these releases can help gain higher chart positions and so enhance fundraising income.

In 2012 AudioLock helped The Justice Collective's hit, 'He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother' secure the coveted UK Christmas #1 spot. This huge release featured Sir Paul McCartney, Robbie Williams, Melanie C and Beverly Knight amongst many others. Full information about the release is here.

If you have a release which has been produced purely to raise money for charity we would be delighted to discuss how we can help support it.

charity@audiolock.net

AudioLock internal environmental policy:

AudioLock believes strongly in supporting and maintaining a healthy environment. Wherever possible we endeavour to utilise materials and services which are sustainable. All our suppliers are accredited with strong environmental policies and delivery.

We aim to keep waste to a minimum. Although our offices are not entirely paperless we only use stock from sustainable sources. All waster paper products are recycled.