Digital Services and Unpaid Royalties, Licensing Music and Global Rights Database


Michael Brandvold is joined by Keith Bernstein from to discuss royalties and licensing in the digital age. We answer these questions:

What is causing music revenue to appear to be going down or not growing when you hear about all these digital music services that see to be exploding in growth and adaption?

How easy it for music apps to license music?

Why isn’t there a global rights database?

Do you think digital services have a lot of unpaid royalties that are sitting in a “black box?”

Keith Bernstein –

Crunch Digital is a next-generation technology company that offers innovative services that connect content creators and digital services with copyright owners for new digital distribution channels, creating more revenue opportunities for everyone involved.

Michael Brandvold is a freelance music industry consultant based in Northern California. Having launched Michael Brandvold Marketing to leverage his years of experience to provide direction to large and small clients in the areas of online & social marketing as well as e-commerce and customer acquisition and retention.

Gene Simmons of KISS first tapped Michael’s skills as a pioneering online marketing strategist to launch and manage all aspects of’s multi-million dollar enterprise, including their ground-breaking VIP ticket program.

Michael has also managed the online efforts for KISS, ACCEPT, SOiL, Tantric, Killer Dwarfs, Dream Theater, Little Caesar, Narada Michael Walden, Motley Crüe, Rod Stewart, Madonna, Ozzy Osbourne, Madonna and Britney Spears to name only a few.

If you are interested in speaking with Michael about what he can do to assist with your marketing needs contact him online at


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