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

Paul Hayler

  Paul's Profile

Paul Hayler, CEO

Paul started in the technology world with technical and training positions at Xerox UK Ltd and Xerox Corporation, with computer and Internet technologies at their infancy. It became clear to Paul that these emerging fields required constant, ongoing learning, or your knowledge and expertise will quickly expire.

From this initial introduction into the technology field, Paul setup his own Digital Agency based in the up and coming hub of Brighton, Sussex. Initially specialising in Digital Print and Design - Paul soon found his niche in Web and Internet based technology. Working closely with many technology leaders, Paul soon developed a reputation and understanding of how the new disruptive technologies could benefit business.

Paul soon got approached by other institutions and businesses wishing to utilise his expertise and skill. He became a leading development teacher passing on his expertise and knowledge to many UK and International based Web developers, designer and marketeers. Sharing his expertise back to the industry for a total of 12 years at a specialist business college based in Brighton & Hove.

Paul then, for 2 year, took a more management role as a Director of a start-up B2C and latterly B2B agency specialising in hospitality and catering industry. Finally relocating and re-settling into a more consultative role within the industry and final separation from the Directorship.

In 2016, Paul joined AudioLock.NET as a Technical Project Manager but quickly he became an integral part of all sectors of the operation. In late 2017, Paul was appointed CEO of AudioLock.NET taking a more formal role in the direction of the business both strategically, functionally with a technical oversight.

Please contact press@audiolock.net for further details.

Ben Rush

  Ben's Profile

Ben Rush, Technical Director

In 2010 Ben Rush founded AudioLock. As a Technical Director with 15 years programming experience it was originally established as a self-funded project to combat the detrimental effect he witnessed piracy was having on the work of his musician friends. However it rapidly gained momentum as a cost-effective anti-piracy tool, quickly finding favour with 100’s of industry leaders like Domino, Mute, Warp, Ministry of Sound, Ultra Records, Spinnin’ and Toolroom.

Over 30% of the DJ Mag Top 100 are now protected using AudioLock including Bjork, New Order, The Prodigy, Katie Melua, Marilyn Manson, Arctic Monkeys, Primal Scream, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Martin Garrix, Armin Van Buuren, Tiesto and Calvin Harris.

The service now consistently delivers as top reporter on Google’s Transparency Report and is trusted by hundreds of music rights holders, at every level and genre, across 5 continents and in over 30 countries.

Ben’s significant knowledge of anti-piracy from both the rights’ holder and technology perspective has made him a much in-demand speaker. He regularly talks at events like the UK Trade and Industry Conference, The Brighton Music Conference, IMS, ADE, IFPI AGM, BPM, Data Summit UK and AudioLock’s own event for AIM members the Music Piracy Prevention Forum.

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.

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:


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


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:


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.


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.