About Us

About Us

At Downtown, we own, manage, and develop businesses that support a vision for a more equitable and innovative music ecosystem. We believe the universal language of music should be for all to share and that the music industry should work for everyone—from icons to novices and those somewhere in between. Our mission is to share in the wealth of music by reimagining the way education, access, and ultimately money is distributed to creators around the world.

Our Brands

Our Brands
  • Downtown Music Publishing operates in service of extraordinary songs. Representing nearly 100 years of popular music, Downtown Publishing is the preferred music publishing partner for some of the world’s most beloved songwriters, storied music catalogs, and emerging artists at the forefront of pop culture.

  • Songtrust is the world's largest global royalty collection platform for songwriters and music publishers. Our technology enables seamless royalty collection from over 120 territories covering more than 20,000 unique income sources worldwide. Today, more than 200,000 individual songwriters and 26,000 music publishers use the Songtrust platform to manage their song copyrights, music licensing and global royalty collections.

  • AVL Digital Group is a global network of music distribution and monetization brands, including CD Baby, AdRev, DashGo, Soundrop, Show.co, and Illustrated Sound.

  • Originally founded in 1998 as an online music retailer, today CD Baby is the world’s largest digital distribution and royalty collection platform for independent artists and labels. CD Baby has distributed nearly $1B in earnings to independent artists since its start more than 20 years ago, and manages the single largest independent sound recording catalog in the music industry.

  • AdRev is a suite of digital rights management and monetization tools for content owners, rights holders, brands, and creators across digital video platforms. AdRev’s proprietary technology protects and monetizes more than 15M copyrights for the world's top music libraries, publishers, production companies, and composers.

  • DashGo provides end-to-end music distribution tools for independent labels and artists, including monetization, reporting and analytics capabilities.

  • Downtown Music Studios is a professional multi-room recording facility located in Manhattan. The preferred studio of choice for award-winning performers and producers, Downtown Music Studios has played a part in some of the most critically acclaimed and commercially successful sound recordings of the past decade.

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