Next BIG Nashville Spotlight: Landmark Digital Services

Nancy Merrill and Darren Briggs of Landmark Digital Services In 2005, BMI acquired the technology and patents from Shazam Entertainment, a London-based company, and created a new company called Landmark Digital Services. You may recall the iPhone application Shazam that uses acoustic fingerprinting technology (called BlueArrow) to identify a song in a restaurant or on the radio. While the Shazam product still exists for the consumer market, BMI - through Landmark Digital - has applied the same technology to meet their needs in monitoring public performances in order to most accurately distribute royalties. We spoke with Nancy Merrill and Darren Briggs, who will attend the upcoming Next BIG Nashville and Leadership Music conference on September 28-29, about the importance of BlueArrow technology. Describe what Landmark Digital Services and BlueArrow technology do? Landmark creates music information technologies and provides music use data to companies including our parent, BMI. We provide music performance information to content owners and administrators. Our flagship technology is the patented audio recognition system that is licensed by dozens of companies ranging from Arbitron to Mediabase to Shazam. BlueArrow is used by over 75 Million people in 150 countries around the world. Since its launch, Landmark‚Äôs technology has…

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