FROM CREATION TO COLLECTION
WE WORK WITH LABELS, CATALOGUES AND INDEPENDENT CREATORS
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.
Our partners enjoy direct access to top streaming platforms allowing for full control over their music and profiles including errors on mapping, metadata, and rights claims. We optimize 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, Amazon). We provide a direct, precise and transparent method to claim, collect and protect all income generated from the moment the content is made public.
Active licensing, claiming, counterclaiming and protection of the catalogue ensures the maximization of all activity and a minimization of unauthorized use of the content. We also work with you to assess existing relationships and new opportunities within the entertainment field.
Each release is planned with the commitment to maximize its visibility by including a complete set of metadata to ensure chances of playlist inclusion and discoverability while building the correct strategies to reach out and increase engagement using our interactive marketing and digital advertising tools. We also offer support in the creation of promotional content, including video, regardless of budget and support our artists with the verification process available on key streaming and social media platforms.
Monetize your videos at the highest rate by joining our YouTube Multichannel Network (MCN) and immediately benefit from a boost in reach, engagement and level of monetization. Our small group of select partners generate more than 40 million views each month and have surpassed 2 billion views in the past 6 years alone. We also use our own YouTube channel to help cross-promote key releases by exposing them to over 120,000 active subscribers with over 90 million views. Our experienced team of video professionals can assist you with all matters related to the format to help you maximize your content’s value.
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 it 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.
REPORTS, PAYMENTS AND ANALYTICS
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.
WHO WE ARE
Ivan F. Alvarez
Before founding CdAMG, Mr. Alvarez founded the region and 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. Earlier in his career he also worked with the National Music Publisher’s Association and Harry Fox Agency negotiating synchronization licenses on behalf of its publishers.
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.
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.