Case Studies

Metropolis Group

Metropolis Group
Release:The Justice Collective, 'He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother' (Single)
Campaign Type:24/7 Scanning & Takedown
Campaign Result:Sales and chart position of single maximised, achieved UK Christmas #1 2012. As part of AudioLock's CSR programme this charity single was protected on a pro-bono basis. Down in part to the protection provided the release secured to coveted UK Christmas #1 chart position and raised hundreds of thousands of pounds for charity. The effectiveness was apparent; because ofintervention AudioLock the #2 chart position was exceeded and within 48 hours #1 had been achieved. Over a two week period copyright infringing links the system removed totalled 444. "I personally believe that the quick removal of hundreds of links to infringing content in Google search results made a huge difference here by ensuring that all the positive press the single was getting now covered page one of Google, rather than 80% of the links being to infringing sites." - Ben Rush CEO AudioLock

Synergy Records

Synergy Records
Release:Abel & The Kid, 'Zumba Socks' (Single)
Campaign Type:24/7 Scanning & Takedown
Campaign Result:#1 position secured in the Beatport Tech House chart, sales maximised. The top 10 of the Beatport chart is one of the most coveted charts on any dance labels radar. The quick and far reaching removal of pirate, torrent and file locker links to this release ensured that free downloads were not available. In tandem links to Beatport and iTunes were pushed up onto Google page one so ensuring maximum positive exposure and sales maximised.

Toolroom Records

Toolroom Records
Release:Toolroom Knights mixed by Wehbba, Best of Toolroom Records 2012, Toolroom Knights mixed by Forsa (Complilation Albums)
Campaign Type:24/7 Scanning & Takedown
Campaign Result:AudioLock's scanning & takedown service was employed by this leading tech house label to maximise sales for its three big album releases of the year. Going on sale shortly before Christmas AudioLock helped ensure paid links to their releases, such as on Beatport and iTunes, had their profile maximised on Google search. The results were universally positive with enhanced sales being the main result. Over a two month period copyright infringing links the system removed from Google totalled 107,955.

Fierce Angel / Mark Doyle

Mark Doyle
Release:Fierce Angel Presents the Collection II (Compilation Album)
Campaign Type:24/7 Scanning & Takedown
Campaign Result:During 2012 digital piracy became an ongoing problem with Fierce Angel with one site boasting that they were due to hit their 30,000 download of our Es Vive Ibiza album. However as a small Independent label we initially couldn't find a cost effective solution to the problem.

However, after being introduced to AudioLock, we decided to test out their service on our new release "The Collection II" and immediately started to see results. The AudioLock experience starts with a devastatingly simple upload service which also enables you to watermark and mail out your promos and continues with a completely effective anti piracy solution. You can instantly see what has been identified, issue takedown notices and also benefit from having the links removed from search engines as well.

All of this is done at a price that is affordable to labels of our size and has resulted in a 25% increase in sales on our last compilation. We extensively searched the web for illegal copies and could not find any and this I feel is solely due to AudioLock.

As a compilation label it was amazing to see how many illegal versions of third party tracks that we had licensed in were removed by the service. Using those results I have already taken it upon myself to recommend the service to numerous labels we work with.

The numbers speak for themselves 19104 illegal search engine removals on our first release protected by AudioLock!

The entire experience is enhanced by a great team at the company itself who are quick to answer and questions and solve any problems.

I seldom write such glowing testimonials as this but in this ever increasing digital age AudioLock provide a complete solution to one of the biggest bugbears of my life.

Renegade Music Ltd

Renegade
Release:1000's of pre-release promos each month
Campaign Type:Watermarked Promo Delivery
Campaign Result:AudioLock's ongoing protection of Renegade's promo's is employed exclusively by the influential promo company to ensure that select recipients on their distribution list respect the privileged position of receiving music up-front weeks ahead of general release. As Chris Smith, Renegades CEO asserted:

"At Renegade Music, we service over 1000 contacts across the UK with pre-release music several weeks, and sometimes months ahead of release. This means security is paramount, and while we trust our contacts not to file share the output they receive, we need a solution just in case there is a leak. AudioLock provides us with that solution, and while we have never had a leak, we know that we would be able to rely on AudioLock to immediately find the culprit, and thus be able to take the necessary action.

In turn, our contacts know how reliable AudioLock is, and if any of our less reliable contacts are even thinking about giving others access to the music we send them, we believe them knowing they will be discovered quickly acts as a very useful deterrent.

The service is also very cost effective and Ben and Tristan are very efficient and easy to work with, which always helps!"

New State Entertainment

New State Entertainment
Campaign:Cream 20th Anniversary Album (Compilation Album)
Campaign Type:24/7 Scanning & Takedown
Campaign Result:Sales of album maximised. Supporting a major national and international media campaign AudioLock provided Scanning & Takedown protection for this major anniversary release. The greatest number of links were removed during a fortnight over the album's Christmas release period. As a result of this campaign free downloads were mitigated and album sales maximised, helping to increase revenue significantly. Over the campaign period the system removed copyright infringing totalling 7,465.

Axtone Records

Axtone Records
Release:The Aston Shuffle Vs Tommy Trash, 'Sunrise' (Single)
Campaign Type:24/7 Scanning & Takedown
Campaign Result:#1 position secured in the Beatport main chart, sales maximised. The protection which AudioLock gave this release from Axwell's label helped it secure #1 on the Beatport chart. Axtone label manager Simon Hillsstrongly believed that AudioLock protection helped them achieve this coveted position by removing pirate download links from Google whilst pushing up iTunes and Beatport links to the top of Google page one. Over a one month period copyright infringing links the system removed totalled 3,291.
Audiophile Records

Jimmy Freer - co-owner of Audiophile Records
Audiophile Records

“You've done what it takes to make a happy customer and I thank you for that.”

Critical Music

Badger - Label Manager
Critical Music

“No messing around when it comes to these guys! AudioLock provides a professional and incredibly easy to use service that is affordable! It's a huge time saver when it comes to policing unauthorised uploads of our content across the web. AudioLock brings me some piece of mind knowing I got these guys looking out for us!”

Cuff

Amine Edge & DANCE - DJs/ Producers / Label Owners
Cuff

“We've been working hand in hand with Audiolock for years now. They are smart people and listen to your wishes, protect your tracks from piracy and thus make you gain places in the charts. We highly recommend Audiolock.”

Elrose Music

Elrose - DJ & Producer
Elrose Music

“As a lone artist with limited budget AudioLock provides me with an affordable way to protect my releases. As I only put out 8 - 10 tracks per year it's crucial that the sales on these tracks are not impacted by piracy - AudioLock ensures that this is the case. Love it!”

Energy Snake Records

Nicole Marie Bettencourt Coelho - Label Manager
Energy Snake Records

“AudioLock has a very usable interface and excellent customer service. Quick, easy, effective and saved what would otherwise have taken hours of Google mining. Very impressed.”

Food Music

Dave Spoon aka Shadow Child - DJ & Producer
Food Music

“AudioLock is an easily manageable anti-piracy system that allows us to concentrate on the marketing and A&R side of our music. It gives us peace of mind that our releases are fully protected, with infringing links swiftly removed from pirate sites and Google.”

Mute

Robert Schilling - Anti-Piracy Advisor
Mute

“In addition to supplying our watermarked distribution, AudioLock provides a solid anti-piracy tool, making it easy for us to tackle leaks and protect our copyrighted material. Last but not least, AudioLock offers good and prompt technical support for smooth implementation, constantly adapting to our needs. We're very pleased with the service they deliver.”

Revealed Recordings

Sebastien Lintz - A&R Manager
Revealed Recordings

“Our track got leaked on the internet, but with AudioLock we managed to remove every download link and still reach the #1 position on the Beatport Chart within a week! Without AudioLock it wouldn't have been possible for us to reach the #1 position so fast.”

Shogun Audio

Max Necus - Label Assistant
Shogun Audio

“AudioLock is a great system to use that has been implemented into our everyday working, providing a straightforward method to use with ease. As an independent record label without a dedicated anti-piracy team, it's simply the most time-conscious program that goes above and beyond to ensure your content isn't compromised.”

Stone Villager

Teebone - Record Producer
Stone Villager

“After deciding I wanted to release two decades of my catalog, I found digital pirate sites problematic. After my digital distributor recommended Audio Lock, I saw an immediate spike in my sales stats, they're now part of my whole release process. Essential. ”