SONOSUITE JOINS THE FRIENDS OF IMPALA PROGRAMME
Barcelona and Brussels, 20th September 2023
SonoSuite joins the Friends of IMPALA programme to strengthen its commitment to empower independent music businesses.
SonoSuite, the white-label SaaS digital technology provider for the music industry, is proud to announce its new membership in IMPALA (Independent Music Companies Association) as a Friends member.
For years, SonoSuite has been at the forefront of the music technology landscape, dedicated to providing innovative solutions tailored for independent music businesses. The constant relationship between music and technology has been a driving force in the industry’s evolution, and SonoSuite has consistently backed the cause of independent music businesses.
SonoSuite recognises that the music industry is a dynamic and ever-changing organism, where technology and music formats continually influence each other. The company fully endorses IMPALA’s commitment to promoting growth within the independent music sector. This includes maximising commercial opportunities, creating a regulatory framework, enhancing market access, improving financing options, fostering true diversity, and advocating for greener business practices. Sonosuite and IMPALA are united in the goal of securing a premium place for independent music.
“We are thrilled to join the Friends of IMPALA programme and stand united in our dedication to empowering independent music businesses” stated Maarten Van Wijck, Co-Founder and Executive Chairman at SonoSuite. “IMPALA’s initiatives closely mirror our own, and we are committed to working together to achieve these important goals for the independent music sector.”
SonoSuite’s inclusion in the Friends of IMPALA programme is indicative of the company’s ongoing dedication to supporting initiatives that return more value to independent artists and labels. Both SonoSuite and IMPALA are committed to closing the “value gaps” that transfer value away from creators. They both advocate for full transparency, proper reporting, and fair revenue sharing.
Helen Smith, Executive Chair of IMPALA, welcomed SonoSuite, saying, “We are delighted to welcome Sonosuite as a Friend, an established music tech company that has been around since the beginning of the digital transformation of the music sector. We are committed to common goals, especially one of our main priorities, making the music sector more sustainable and green. I look forward to our multi-year partnership with Sonosuite, which will enable us to work on long-term projects.“
As SonoSuite embarks on its journey as joining the Friends of IMPALA programme, the company remains consistent in its mission to provide technology solutions that empower independent music businesses. This new collaboration reflects a shared vision for an independent music industry that thrives on innovation, transparency, and unwavering support.
SonoSuite is a global, white-label SaaS solution that caters catalog distribution and royalty collection technology to a wide array of music businesses, connecting them with the world’s Top Digital Music Services. Based in Barcelona (Spain) SonoSuite is a digital company with more than 50 people located in Europe, the United States, and Latin America.
IMPALA was established in 2000 and now represents nearly 6000 independent music companies. 99% of Europe’s music companies are small, micro and medium businesses and self-releasing artists. Known as the independents, they are world leaders in terms of innovation and discovering new music and artists – they produce more than 80% of all new releases and account for 80% of the sector’s jobs. IMPALA’s mission is to grow the independent music sector sustainably, return more value to artists, promote diversity and entrepreneurship, improve political access, inspire change, and increase access to finance. IMPALA works on a range of key issues for its members, runs various award schemes and has a programme aimed at businesses who want to develop a strategic relationship with the independent sector – Friends of IMPALA.
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