Media Distillery sold its media monitoring activities to SoundAware Group and will herewith focus entirely on the TV industry, providing international broadcasters, cable- and TV operators with its Artificial Intelligence technology, so they can analyse vast amounts of video content. With this acquisition, SoundAware Group takes the next step to strengthen its media monitoring portfolio and further develop its European ambitions.
'In Your Eyes' by The Weeknd has taken over the top spot in the SoundAware Airplay Top 20 from 'Blinding Lights' by The Weeknd. After four months the time has finally come for a new track at number one. For a while there was hope that Dutch band Di-rect would pop the Canadian singer with 'Soldier On', but he eventually did it himself. 'Blinding Lights' can be found in ninth place in this month’s list.
Di-rect's 'Soldier On' is closing in on The Weeknd's 'Blinding Lights' and climbs from 20th to second place in the SoundAware Airplay Top 20 in May. In some Dutch charts the Dutch band from The Hague already surpassed the Canadian singer on their way to the top position, but in the list of most played tracks on Dutch radio, the singer-songwriter with Ethiopian roots is still is on top.
'Blinding Lights' by The Weeknd was, for the third consecutive month, in April the most played song on Dutch radio. The hit was on air no less than 765 times at the various public and commercial Dutch radio channels. "Blinding Lights" is followed by "17 Miljoen Mensen" by Davina Michelle & Snelle with 562 plays. Racoon's "Het Is Al Laat Toch" was heard 478 times and completes the top 3.
'Blinding Lights’ by The Weeknd was the most played song on Dutch radio stations in March. The track was heard no less than 914 times on various public and commercial channels. The hit by the Canadian artist is followed by Lewis Capaldi's 'Before you Go' with 604 plays. 'Die Young’ by Sheppard was played 568 times and completes the top 3.
'Blinding Lights’ by The Weeknd was the most played song on Dutch radio stations in February. The track was heard no less than 773 times on various public and commercial channels. The hit by the Canadian artist is followed by 'Don't Start Now' by Dua Lipa with 627 plays. 'Used to Love' by Martin Garrix feat. Dean Lewis was played 589 times and completes the top 3.
'Memories’ by Maroon 5 was the most played song on Dutch radio stations in January. The track was heard no less than 742 times on various public and commercial channels. The hit by the American band is followed by 'Don't Start Now' by Dua Lipa with 729 plays. The Weeknd's 'Blinding Lights' was played 654 times and completes the top 3.
'Memories’ by Maroon 5 was the most played song on Dutch radio stations in December. The track was heard no less than 664 times on various public and commercial channels. The hit by the American band is followed by 'Dance Monkey' by Tones and I with 644 plays. Post Malones ‘Circles’ was played 637 times and completes the top 3.
'Valerie' by Mark Ronson and Amy Winehouse was the most played track on Dutch radio stations in the last decade. The record of the British producer and the singer who died in 2011 could be heard more than 13,000 times on public and commercial channels. The top three also consists of 'Rolling In The Deep' by Adèle and 'Somebody That I Used To Know' by Gotye. The highest score for a Dutch artist is 'No Mercy' by Racoon eighth position.
SoundAware Media Monitoring further shapes its European ambitions with the acquisition of no fewer than three companies: TRCKTrace, Adfact and RTV Monitor. Acquiring these three companies is a logical next step within the strategy of registering and reporting media use and spending on online and offline media in addition to automatic music recognition via SoundAware's fingerprinting technology.
'Only Human' by The Jonas Brothers was the most played song on Dutch radio stations in November. The album was heard no less than 592 times on various public and commercial channels in last month. The hit by the American brothers is followed by Maroon 5 with 'Memories' with 536 plays and Kygo & Whitney Houstons 'Higher Love' and 'Dance Monkey' by Tones and I both with 511 plays.
SoundAware is expanding its senior team to accelerate its growth strategy and today announced that Floris Slootmans is appointed to streamline the international business development of the Dutch company. SoundAware is specialised in realtime automatic content recognition and recently expanded its portfolio with Sabam, the Belgian Association of Authors, Composers and Publishers.
SoundAware, a leading supplier of Automatic Content Recognition technology and Airplay Monitoring services has started to deliver detailed Dutch airplay data to the Dutch Foundation for Exploitation of Neighbouring Rights ("Sena"). Using its digital fingerprinting technology, SoundAware is monitoring music usage on a large number of radio and TV stations on a daily basis for Sena.
SoundAware, a pioneer in automatic content recognition technology and music airplay monitoring, announces today the hiring of Alex Terpstra as its Executive Director to oversee the company’s strategy and international expansion.