“soundlounge has been at the fore-front of the delicate sync licensing balancing act between the needs of music users and creators since the early 80′s. By taking a long-view on building relationships and match-making music, their expertise in this specialist sector has compounded over time. They are now pioneering new technologies which will enable sync licensing to realise its untapped potential and produce better results for both rights holder and rights user.”
Will Page, Director of Economics, Spotify
We’ve been working with the soundlounge team now for over ten years. They’re undoubtedly the experts in their field, offering a one stop shop for all music licensing needs….from interesting and varied searches to the most demanding of synch licenses. Backed by their detailed paperwork, a comprehensive knowledge of the industry and a hugely approachable and professional team, soundlounge have ensured that those cold sweats in the middle of a sleepless night, when trying to track down or clear a track, are a thing of the past, at least with regards music issues!!!’
Graeme Light, Head Of Television, Leo Burnett
Ruth and her team at soundlounge are incredibly professional and a delight work with. Every process of synchronising a piece of music is correctly and diligently thought through and executed. From a thorough creative process through to a detailed a water tight legal and business affairs conclusion, soundlounge are at the top of their game. The Warner Music Group highly values our relationship with soundlounge and we couldn’t recommend them highly enough.
Jim Reid, Senior Vice President Synchronisation Europe, Warner Music Group / Warner Chappell Music Publishing
“Ruth is an accomplished presenter and a clear expert in her field. Her knowledge of music and advertising is unsurpassed and her delivery engaging, fun and thought provoking. She is a welcome guest at PRS for Music and we eagerly look forward to her next presentation”.
Barney Cooper, Head of Communications, PRS for Music
“As a company responsible for production co-ordination and music procurement, it is vital that our suppliers deliver for our clients. I have worked with soundlounge using them for creative research, licensing and production/re-record. I found them to be professional, in every aspect of the project. I have no hesitation in working with them again or recommending them to my Agency and Brand clients.”
Nicky Webster, Head of TV Production, Euro TV
‘Soundlounge are the enemy of mediocrity – the refuge of the majority of music companies. They always produce the absolute best and cutting edge irrespective of the size of job. You can’t do better.’
Carol Powell, Freelance Senior Producer, Havas Worldwide London
‘Always inspiring and insightful – I have stolen many of their presentations with pride, just to try to get more clients engaged with the great work soundlounge are doing’
Tara Austin Global Planner, Ogilvy
“soundlounge does for brands what Heston Blumenthal does for fine dining… (adding smart science to the subject matter). Ruth and the team at soundlounge have always been ahead in terms of their understanding of the power of music, the opportunities and how brands can leverage this within their communications. It has always been a pleasure working with soundlounge team”.
Arnon Woolfson | Anomaly
“As an experienced agency producer and buyer and also responsible for production procurement for the brands, I know that negotiating and buying music is a specialised art and science. I also know that a lot of time and money gets lost when procuring music. The most cost effective all round solution is to leave it to the music experts like soundlounge, rather than try to handle it in-house as part of a bigger job.”
Jonathan Davis, Production Consultant
“As a music publisher, I have been working with Soundlounge for more than 5 years. Soundlounge are nothing less than a joy to deal with. They are thorough, professional and transparent in their approach. They have an expert understanding of the creative licensing process, which makes things very easy for us and our songwriters. I cannot recommend them highly enough.”
Tom Foster, Head of Film and TV Licensing, Universal Music Publishing.
“soundlounge are an integral part of our business. Professional, insightful and creative, they offer a high level of service in the clearance of our repertoire and artists in the promotion of Brands.”
Jonathan Channon, Former Director, EMI Music Publishing
“I’ve worked with the company for twenty years and they’re actually getting even better. They deal with a music problem as if it doesn’t exist. I’ve never been let down – ever”
Richard Forbes Robertson, Ogilvy
“We have worked with soundlounge for a number of years as music licensing partners and have always found them to be incredibly professional, active in seeking new opportunities for music suppliers, very respectful of the value of music as a marketing tool and highly knowledgeable of our catalogue for creative purposes. We have licensed our copyrights into a number of high profile campaigns through our relationship with soundlounge and hope we continue to do so as we hold them in high regard as key clients.”
Karina Masters, Former Head of Synchronisation & Marketing, Sony/ATV EMI Music Publishing UK
“I have worked with soundlounge for over 8 years, from all sides of the spectrum, agency, publisher and now record label. Talk to anyone who is involved in our line of work, they will have nothing but good things to say, myself included. Their reputation precedes them. Their genuine passion from a creative perspective, commitment to negotiating a fair deal and most importantly their level of experience, is as good as it gets.”
Neil Mulford, Senior Creative Licensing Manager, Universal Music
“soundlounge’s thinking on sound of the brand- radical common sense.”
John Bartle CBE, Founding partner BBH
“Professional approach with evangelical zeal to reveal opportunities to improve a Brand’s equity and an area of expertise that makes for added value consultancy second to none”
Charlie Robertson Red Spider Communications
“soundlounge are hugely knowledgeable about the complexities of music licensing, which is rare and valuable enough in itself. Complete professionalism”
Julian Treasure, Chairman The Sound Agency
“Fantastic music research. I will inform all my TV-department colleagues”
Simone Schneider, TV producer, BBDO Düsseldorf Gmbh
“I am delighted to support the outstanding services that soundlounge offers. I have been sourcing music via soundlounge for well over a decade and have always been impressed by the depth of experience and creative input by your colleagues. When briefing in creative searches your researchers ask well targeted questions, which means they are adept at offering up a selection of styles to consider initially, something that is useful at the early stages of any search. The negotiators are clear, upfront and lead every aspect of what any Client or Advertiser may or may not need when securing pre-recorded music.
Tim Page, Head of Television, RKCR/Y&R
“Thank you for all your assistance in finding a theme song for Labour’s General Election Campaign a fantastic and professional team”
Former Prime Minister Tony Blair and The Labour Party
“soundlounge – No hesitation – help is just there when you need it.”
Lazlo Berderna Regional Head of TV CEEMA Saatchi & Saatchi
“You are a valuable part of our success, we couldn’t have done it without you”
Bruce Wellington, Senior TV Producer, BBH New York
“soundlounge are leaders in utilizing music as a strategic marketing platform – their brand insights and marketing techniques are unique.”
Steve Yanovsky, Principal, Brand Alchemy
“Thank you so much for the music suggestions and for the super speedy way you dealt with the enquiry. You understood the brief perfectly and the track is absolutely perfect”
Stacey Semel, Photo Shoot Production Manager, Burberry
“We made it due to all your due to all your efforts to keep us on track. Far exceeded all our expectations”.
Fergus O’Brien, Marketing Director, The Telegraph
“The client and agency are incredibly happy with the music production on the spot, so thank you for turning it around for us with all the changes that we requested so quickly”.
Anna Howard, TV Producer, J Walter Thompson