ICE announce new multi-territory licensing deal with Mixcloud

23 May 2018

ICE announce new multi-territory licensing deal with Mixcloud

ICE today announced a new multi-territory licensing deal with Mixcloud, the world’s fastest-growing audio streaming platform. Mixcloud’s new ICE ‘Core’ licence covers PRS, STIM and GEMA repertoire for their combined 290,000 members and repertoire for some of the leading independent music publishers.

“We’re excited to confirm a full pan-European deal with ICE,” said Mixcloud Cofounder Nico Perez. “Mixcloud has been supporting artists, songwriters and creators since the start, and we are proud to partner with ICE on this mission.”

Mixcloud currently has over 1.2 million creators and 12 million DJ sets, radio shows and podcasts featuring top artists: David Byrne, Carl Cox, Erykah Badu, David Guetta and Jazzy Jeff, with over 17 million listeners every month.

“We’re pleased to be partnering with Mixcloud, a service whose interests are completely aligned with ours in maximising identification of compositions within the long-form content space. Said Tim Rawlinson, Head of Licensing at ICE. “The service offers a fantastic opportunity for the songwriters and publishers we represent to have their works feature in a diverse range of content and be properly paid for it. The new multi-year, multi-territory deal will help the service to continue to do just that as it grows.”

Mixcloud’s rights management system has two parts to ensure the most accurate usage data: an audio fingerprinting tool built by their technology partner Gracenote, and a metadata analysis and engagement tracking system built-in house to power their reporting systems.

ICE has processed several billion online usages from digital service providers and distributed over 340 million euros back to their Collective Management Organisation and publisher rightsholders since 2016.


Contact: Hayley Miller – Marketing and Communications Manager at ICE via email: or call +44 0203 741 4919.


About ICE

ICE offers a flexible suite of services for Publishers, Collective Management Organisations (CMOs) and Rightsholders. Services include; copyright administration, multi-territorial online licensing processing and licensing solutions with Digital Service Providers. ICE was created by PRS, STIM and GEMA and represents over 290,000 rightsholders alone through this partnership. The ICE copyright database holds over 32 million musical works.

ICE is based in the UK, Germany and Sweden.


About Mixcloud

Founded in 2008, Mixcloud is a digital audio streaming platform that offers a diverse collection of serialized, long-form, and exclusive audio content. Mixcloud’s proprietary Content ID system is capable of identifying individual tracks within radio shows and mixes, and ensuring proper payment to the underlying rights holders. For more information on Mixcloud, please visit


About PRS for Music

PRS for Music represents the rights of songwriters, composers and music publishers in the UK and around the world. As a membership organisation, the company ensures creators are paid whenever their music and songs are played, performed, broadcast or reproduced in public and provides business and community groups with access to 22.2 million songs through its music licences. With over 100 representation agreements in place globally, PRS for Music’s network represents over two million music creators.


About STIM

STIM is a Swedish collective management organization for music creators and publishers. On their behalf, STIM administers and licenses performing and mechanical rights to music and lyrics. STIM is a non-profit organization representing 84,000 songwriters, composers, text authors and music publishers worldwide.


About GEMA

GEMA represents in Germany the copyrights of more than 69,000 members (composers, text authors and music publishers), as well as over two million copyright holders from all over the world. It is one of the largest societies for authors of works of music in the world.­

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