OneMusic Recognises the Music with Audoo

It’s always been our mission to pay public performance royalties accurately. We've invested in a rollout of the Audoo Audio Meter™, a device which recognises music played in your business.

No matter the business, big or small, chain or independent, music sets the tone. The individuality of music in businesses – often hand-picked by the owner and their staff – helps breathe life into ordinary spaces.

An important step for any emerging, mid-career, or heritage music creator is to get paid when their music is used.
Audoo Audio Meterhelp us better identify the songs being played in businesses to give us greater insight and help inform our royalty distribution.

How can OneMusic licensees get involved?

Register now for the installation of an Audoo Audio Meter to have your taste in music make more of an impact on the income of the music creators you play. Spots are limited.

  1. Register for an Audoo Audio Meter
  2. We will arrange a time that suits for a technician to come and set it up
  3. Business as usual! Set and forget!

OneMusic Audoo Device
It takes less than 10 minutes for an Audoo technician to visit your business and install the mobile-phone-sized device which simply plugs into your wall.

The Audoo Audio Meter only recognises the music played

Devices are fully GDPR compliant, meaning no sensitive information is ever stored or transmitted. Audoo uses the world’s most sophisticated signal processing capabilities, which enable accurate track ID recognition even in noisy environments (no conversations or other audio is recorded). Find out more by visiting their website here.


The songs being played are relayed back to Audoo via cellular data (no Wi-Fi) and this data is then reported to APRA AMCOS (one of the organisations behind OneMusic). It consumes low levels of power (less than half of a USB phone charger’s power consumption) and won't impact your electricity bill by any noticeable level. Click here for more FAQs.

Audoo’s Audio Meters™ have been deliberately designed to be very different from typical smart devices. Where smart devices strip out background noise and focus on voice recognition, Audio Meters eliminate foreground noise to focus on the background music. There is no voice recognition or language processing occurring on Audio Meters, only music recognition. The music is then securely fingerprinted ensuring that no audio files are stored or transmitted.

Who is Audoo?

Audoo's CEO and founder, Ryan Edwards (himself a musician) is on a mission to revolutionise public performance royalties. Audoo is backed by high-profile investors like Björn Ulvaeus (ABBA founder and CISAC President), and is supported by an advisory board of industry stakeholders.

We’ll know – with certainty and in detail – exactly what music everyone’s enjoying, for the very first time in public performance history.

When tracks are individually recognised, artists can expect to be paid fairly and accurately whenever and wherever their music is played. PROs and CMOs Are Quietly Reinventing Themselves — By Potentially Counting Every Single Song Played (Digital Music News).

What is the Audio Meter?

The Audio Meter is a digital solution which tracks the public performance of music in premises like gyms, bars, cafes and shops. It tracks the music played on location which is sent securely to our cloud based platform. From there, the data is shared with partnered royalty societies to ensure your licence fee is given to the correct artists and songwriters.

Will you be listening to me?

The Audoo Audio Meter™ is fully GDPR compliant. Unlike other smart devices it doesn’t store, record or transmit any conversations or potentially sensitive information. The Audoo Meter only recognises the music playing in the background of a premises, at set, short time intervals. Any foreground noise is automatically eliminated, whilst the background music is matched to a database of over 100 million tracks for accurate identification.

Will my licence fees increase?

No, the music reports generated from the Audio Meter are used to accurately distribute the licence fees you are already paying. Your existing licence agreement allows you to play as much music as you like.

Will it impact my electricity bills?

The Audio Meter consumes low levels of power (less than half of a USB phone charger’s power consumption) and would not increase your electricity bill by any noticeable level.

Do I need to supply internet or Wi-Fi?

The Audio Meter does not need access to your internet/Wi-Fi. It has its own on-board connectivity (just check your phone has cellular signal and if it does the Audio Meter should have signal).

Does the Audio Meter play music?

No, the Audio Meter does not play music, it is not a speaker. It simply recognises the music the venue is already playing.

Can I turn off/unplug the Audio Meter?

No, our Audio Meters need a power source in order to function effectively. If you need to relocate your device, please ensure that the light (found on the top of the device) is green once it has been plugged back in.

How do I know if it's is working / What if there is a red light on the device?

When the Audio Meter is working it should be displaying green light. If there is a red light appearing on your Audio Meter, unplug it for 15 seconds and then reconnect it to the power. Wait a few moments to see if the red light returns to green.
Please follow the steps found in the Full Installation Guide downloadable here, or contact us. 

Where does your licence fee go?

When you hear about music royalties, that’s what we do. Licence fees are distributed to songwriters, composers, publishers, recording artists and record labels, by APRA AMCOS and Recorded Music NZ, who are the companies behind OneMusic. Click here to find out more.