"Broadcast Data Systems (BDS) is the world-leading provider of off-the-air music recognition for the record
and radio industries. Employing pattern recognition technology, BDS identifies songs played on over 1100 radio stations in the US and
Canada in real-time 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Radio stations use BDS Radio to program their stations, while record companies use
BDS ENcore and BDSexpress.com to enhance their promotion, sales and marketing efforts. Performing rights organizations like SESAC use BDS
information to calculate music royalty payments." -BDS
How does this directly affect you, the independent musician? For starters you can submit
your radio CD single or maxi-single to BDS so that you'll stand a far better chance of getting credit for your precious,
hard-earned airtime. Sure, there are other methods performance rights organizations employ to track radio airplay, but BDS has become a
reliable standard and core component in the process. Now you're playing in the big leagues!
For information on other services provided by BDS click here.
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