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A boutique operation emphasizing the importance of the human connection, we provide the foundation for recorded music and publishing professionals who want to grow their business. Team up with entertainment executives with decades of experience in the areas of Music Publishing, Production, Marketing and Distribution to make your business stronger.  We apply a holistic approach to all our releases and provide complete transparency and continuity in Rights Management.

 

We complement our work on the creative side of the business by making sure all our clients and partners have access to the best industry advice from a team of professionals with decades of experience in the entertainment industry.  This would include:            

• Review and advice on existing and potential new deals

• Rights Administration

• Issuance and management of synchronization and other licenses for use of the catalogue

• Counsel on industry related matters.

 

Our relationships with the most important digital platforms play a key role when setting up campaigns to bring more visibility to a release. We constantly test, innovate and search for new marketing and distribution opportunities to reach the goal of maximizing your income.

By using our unique in-house Rights Management System™, we optimize the audio, art and metadata for the cleanest distribution to more than 600 digital platforms worldwide including streaming services (Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube) and download stores (iTunes, Google Play, Amazon).  Our RMS™ allows for a direct, precise and transparent method to claim, collect and protect all income generated from the moment the content is made public. 

Our mission is to make sure content owners claim as close to 100% as possible within the digital realm.

 

Each release is planned with the commitment to maximize its visibility by building the correct strategies and offering support in the creation of promotional content, including video, regardless of budget.  We work with artists and catalogues to create and distribute the correct metadata and assets for their music. We also offer support in the verification process available on key platforms.

 

CdA Music Group’s catalogue generates more than 40 million YouTube views every month and has generated over 2 billion views in the past 6 years alone. Joining our MCN means that your video monetizes at the highest Premium Content tier from the moment of upload.

We also create video content, including official videos and promotional content, to increase visibility and monetization value.  All content is optimized for correct rendering depending on the social media platform.

Worldwide administration is handled through an experienced network of publishers protecting the songs as well as seeking additional opportunities in each territory. At the same time, we maximize the value of songs by promoting within our own industry network, which includes content producers, film and TV studios.  As with the masters, our in-house system helps us claim, collect and protect more effectively and ensures, whether if be synch rights on YouTube or unclaimed publishing rights on Spotify, the most efficient administration of all income generated from the moment the composition is used commercially.

 

We provide you with the tools to access detailed reports and income statements offering total transparency and analytics for your songs, albums and catalogues, specifying each one of the monetizing digital platforms.  Our accounting is done monthly for recordings and biannually for publishing. We send your royalties payable in US Dollars to any part of the world.  

CdA Music Group is the first rights management company to focus on the Latin music market.  The catalogue currently includes over 21,000 masters and over 6,000 compositions.

 

Founded in 2006 by industry veteran Ivan F. Alvarez, CdA Music Group was created to allow artists, songwriters and entrepreneurs to retain control of their rights while keeping up with the constantly evolving business and technological environment in the areas of publishing, production, rights management, digital marketing, video, and business affairs. Our mission is to offer our partners access to the most advanced tools to distribute, claim, protect, clean, update, analyze and maximize income derived from royalties, synch, and all other methods of monetization. 

Ivan F. Alvarez

Before founding CdAMG, Mr. Alvarez served as Senior Vice President, Latin America for Universal Music Publishing Group for more than ten years. During his tenure, Universal was named ASCAP’s Latin Publisher of the Year five times and Universal’s BMI company was ranked as Billboard’s number 1 music publishing company for the Latin market.

Mr. Alvarez also served as President of FLADEM (the Federation of Latin American Publishers) and was Director of Latin Membership for ASCAP. He also worked with the National Music Publisher’s Association and Harry Fox Agency negotiating synchronization licenses on behalf of its publisher principals.

Ivan F. Alvarez holds two degrees from New York University including an Associate in Arts and Sciences and a Bachelor of Science in Finance, Accounting and International Business. He also holds a Juris Doctor degree from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, which is consistently ranked in the top 10 in Intellectual Property and Dispute Resolution Law Schools by U.S. News & World Report. His legal training includes International Law studies in Hong Kong.

Giselle Trainor

For the past 30 years, Ms. Trainor has enjoyed a prolific career as a producer and entertainment executive for the music, TV and film industries. She has been behind the successful careers of some of the most iconic artistic figures for the Hispanic and Ibero American markets. Her skills, abilities, and expertise in areas of production, A&R, marketing, and distribution come from 20 years of experience as artist manager and major record label executive at BMG, PolyGram, Warner, and Universal Music in Mexico and the US.

Before joining CdA, Ms. Trainor worked for 10 years in the independent film and TV industries in areas of marketing, distribution, acquisitions and video journalism.

Carlos ‘El Loco’ Bedoya is a producer, composer, mixing and audio engineer who has worked on a wide variety of genres over a career that spans more than 15 years.  You can see his credits here.

Our offices and studio are located in beautiful Miami Beach, Florida.  

We are fifteen minutes away from South Beach but a world away from the insanity. Click here for a map of our Location and to get directions.