Who We Are

Merlin provides independents the means to own their future. We are a member led, music focused organization. We provide digital music licensing for independents across the globe. Members benefit from Merlin’s premium deals, but work directly with key digital partners, to help them compete at the highest levels. Merlin’s collective approach has enabled our membership to grow to represent 15% of the global market share.

What We Do

After we strike a premium deal, Merlin works collaboratively with our digital partners to drive additional benefits to our members while delivering value back to our digital partners. The benefits to our members include:

  • Admin fee of 1.5% ››
  • Free to join and no other fees
  • Transparency for members into deal terms
  • Equity and breakage paid out in a fair manner
  • Participation in deals is voluntary
  • New members typically see an increase in performance on key digital partners
  • Tools and incremental opportunities

Who We Are

Merlin provides independents the means to own their future. We are a member led, music focused organization. We provide digital music licensing for independents across the globe. Members benefit from Merlin’s premium deals, but work directly with key digital partners, to help them compete at the highest levels. Merlin’s collective approach has enabled our membership to grow to represent 15% of the global market share.

What We Do

After we strike a premium deal, Merlin works collaboratively with our digital partners to drive additional benefits to our members while delivering value back to our digital partners. The benefits to our members include:

  • Admin fee of 1.5% ››
  • Free to join and no other fees
  • Transparency for members into deal terms
  • Equity and breakage paid out in a fair manner
  • Participation in deals is voluntary
  • New members typically see an increase in performance on key digital partners
  • Tools and incremental opportunities

Our Members

Who can become a member? Any independent label, distributor, or other rights-holder who is:
  • Ready to diligently manage their Merlin relationship
  • Controls significant digital rights free from obligation to third parties
  • Set up with professional digital supply chain to deliver content (e.g., AudioSalad, CI, FUGA, Labelcamp, Revelator)
  • Resources to manage direct relationships with digital partners, including marketing, analytics and processing raw reports
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Who We License

We provide a means for independents to own their future. As a member led and music focused organization, we empower independence to help ensure our members can compete at the highest level.
  • Best-in-class deals with the key digital music services
  • Nearly 40 digital partnerships
  • Transparency for members into deal terms
  • Admin fee of 1.5% ››
  • Free to join and no other fees

Our Members

Who can become a member? Any independent label, distributor, or other rights-holder who is:
  • Ready to diligently manage their Merlin relationship
  • Controls significant digital rights free from obligation to third parties
  • Set up with professional digital supply chain to deliver content (e.g., AudioSalad, CI, FUGA, Labelcamp, Revelator)
  • Resources to manage direct relationships with digital partners, including marketing, analytics and processing raw reports
Learn More

Who We License

We provide a means for independents to own their future. As a member led and music focused organization, we empower independence to help ensure our members can compete at the highest level.
  • Best-in-class deals with the key digital music services
  • Nearly 40 digital partnerships
  • Transparency for members into deal terms
  • Admin fee of 1.5% ››
  • Free to join and no other fees
  • Merlin puts us directly in a position to make the biggest impact for our digital business. They give us access to sides of the business we never knew existed.

    James Rhodes, Vice President & Co-founder
    FiXT (USA)
    Member Since 2015

  • Merlin has become a vital organisation for us. From negotiating deals with digital services to the extra marketing opportunities, we truly believe they have independents' best interest at heart.

    Gemma Hart, Digital Manager
    Hospital Records (UK)
    Member Since 2008

  • Merlin eliminates obstacles to help us partner with new platforms, increases our revenues worldwide through marketing opportunities, and provides us with resource assistance through a team of experts.

    David Raimbaud, Head of Digital
    Wiseband (France)
    Member Since 2010

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