ICE in numbers

The ICE database contains approximately 19 million musical works. ICE processes 2.8 million new work registrations from publishers and writer members each year. ICE updated 4.6 million musical works last year to make them ready for licensing and distribution.

19m

musical works in the database

2.8m

new registrations per year

4.6m

musical work updates per year

What is ICE?

ICE is a world class service centre for the global management of rights.

It allows the music industry to explore and use our extensive works and production database, and facilitates reporting, matching and distribution for all rights, including mechanical, online and performing rights. It also enables you to keep track of international usage, analyse data and guarantee payments – maximising the value of each rights holder’s work.

We offer a professional, reliable and efficient service, which enables music societies to manage copyright, and helps organisations, music societies and interested parties adapt to the challenges they face in today’s ever-changing rights management business.

We provide browser-driven database administration solutions. These solutions let you to track and manage music usage across all media, including emerging market segments such as music downloads and Internet airplay.

How it all started

On October 13th in 2006, CEOs of the Swedish collecting society STIM and the British collecting society PRS for Music, sat down and discussed the future of the collecting societies. Faced with a number of difficult challenges, the outcome of these discussions ended in the creation of ICE – a jointly owned back office for professional copyright services.

The success of ICE continues and new services, of great value to the music industry, are being designed and delivered.

December 2010

ICE selected as solution provider for the Global Repertoire Database (GRD)

August 2013

Buma Stemra signs with ICE for a 5 year contract covering copyright services

March 2014

Polaris Nordic (KODA, TEOSTO and TONO) sign a 5 year contract with ICE covering copyright services

June 2014

SABAM signs a 5 year contract with ICE covering copyright services

ICE future

 

The mission of ICE is to become the world’s number one provider of back office services to the music industry. Based on our extensive Copyright knowledge and state of the art solutions, we will in time provide our customers with an opportunity to use a wider portfolio of back office services and solutions, all with the common goal; world class, competitive and reliable services.

 

In our vision, we foresee that the changes in value chains and the changing dynamics in the industry will lead to a higher demand for new services and enabling solutions to meet the future challenges for our customers, e.g. in the increasing complexity and volume in the online licensing area. If the solutions are not capable of meeting the demands, the industry cannot deliver on its promises. ICE will develop efficient solutions benefitting all our customers.

 

At ICE, we know that we need to deliver services and solutions that enables our customers to focus on their core business; licensing revenue and generation of value to members and rights holders.

SABAM is now live on ICE

Stockholm 21st July 2016: On 18th July 2016, ICE started providing the live copyright administration services to SABAM, the Belgian Society of Authors, Composers and Publishers. Both SABAM and ICE have been involved in an intensive programme which has resulted in the successful migration of SABAM’s repertoire to ICE. The … Read more

Markus Nees appointed as CEO of ICE

We are pleased to announce the new CEO of ICE , Markus Nees. Markus Nees joins ICE from Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) one of the global leading IT services companies. Markus started his career in consulting, working for a management consultancy in Cologne with a focus on supply chain management, … Read more

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Management team

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Markus Nees

CEO
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Michael Kuhlen

CFO
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Ulrich Kruspe

Director Strategic Operations
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Doris Bräunlich

Head of HR
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Marta Stankiewicz

Copyright Operations Director
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Gerard Handrick

Director IT
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Steven Beer

Director Online Operations
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Mick Hayes

Product Manager and Interim Head of Consulting
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Robert Daynes

Director Strategy
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Sabine Kelbling

Head of Legal

ICE AB Board

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Dr. Rainer Minz

Chairman of the Board
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Karsten Dyhrberg Nielsen

Director of the Board
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Robert Ashcroft

(CEO PRS for Music) Director of the board
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Kerstin Mangert Sturk

Director of the Board
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Nigel Elderton

(European President of Peermusic) Director of the Board
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Prof.Dr. Rolf Budde

(CEO Budde Music) Director of the board
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Steve Powell

(CFO, PRS for Music) Director of the Board
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Prof.Dr. Enjott Schneider

(CEO Enjott) Director of the Board
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Eva Jonbacker

(CFO STIM) Director of the board
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Lorenzo Colombini

(CFO GEMA) Director of the Board
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Pia Andersson

(Employee representative) Director of the Board

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Dr. Rainer Minz

Chairman of the Board
Karsten Dyhrberg Nielsen

Karsten Dyhrberg Nielsen

Director of the Board
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Kerstin Mangert Sturk

Director of the Board
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Robert Ashcroft

(CEO PRS for Music) Director of the Board
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Nigel Elderton

(European President of Peermusic) Director of the Board
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Prof. Dr. Rolf Budde

(CEO Budde Music) Director of the Board
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Steve Powell

(CFO, PRS for Music) Director of the Board
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Prof.Dr. Enjott Schneider

(CEO Enjott) Director of the Board
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Eva Jonbacker

(CFO STIM) Director of the Board
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Lorenzo Colombini

(CFO GEMA) Director of the Board