Specialists in Airplay Royalties Collection
The Number 1 Airplay Royalties Claims Company in the UK
What are airplay royalties?
When a recording is broadcast on the radio or TV in most major territories around the world, airplay royalties are generated. In each of these territories are collection societies whose mandate is to collect licence fees from the broadcasters. Once collected, these licence fees are allocated to the recordings that have received the airplay.
If you are a performer who has appeared on any of these recordings or are a record company that hold the ‘public performance and broadcast’ rights in a recording, you are entitled to receive a share of this money.
Who are Crescendo Music Services?
Crescendo Music Services Ltd was founded in 2008 and was built upon the solid foundation of many years experience in the music industry.
Crescendo boasts experience and expertise in all areas of royalty distribution and collection on behalf of both performers and record companies.
Why Use Crescendo?
Our expertise in the arena of airplay royalty collection means that we are able to maximise a performer or record companies’ worldwide airplay royalty revenue.
We work tirelessly for our clients in order to maximise their rightful royalty revenue. In fact, we have now submitted over 375,000 evidenced claims to PPL - that's more than all the other collection agencies put together! Most importantly, it has resulted in over £5.8m of royalties being redirected to the correct performers.
To date, the smallest return we have delivered is an increase of 15% in net revenue for one performer. At the other end of the scale, we have a number of clients, who were receiving just a few hundred pounds, now receiving five figure sums. Annually.
What We Do
We make more evidenced airplay royalties claims than all the other companies put together!
Crescendo are experts in the field of registration, claims and collection of airplay royalties from all relevant territories around the world.
We work extremely hard to maximise revenue for our clients on a purely commission basis. If we don't find anything, we don't earn anything! As a result of our work we have submitted more airplay royalty claims than any other business in the UK.
We work with performers from all musical eras and genres - from classical to heavy rock. Fifty of our clients are past or present members of The Royal Philharmonic. We also have rock bands getting regular airplay on Kerrang! radio.
So, If you have ever been a session player, been in a band or orchestra, then we can pretty much guarantee that you are not receiving your fair share of Airplay revenue.
Crescendo will review your current claims and then use our many years of experience to find the evidence to link you to other tracks you've played on.
We really are very good at what we do. Just ask our clients.
We offer a complete service of registration and collection of airplay royalties from around the world.
Here's a sample of our client feedback
"If you are not a virtuoso on the computer you need Crescendo Music - because the likelihood of receiving your full Royalty / Residuals payments are slim indeed from any other source. Crescendo solves it all for you, Expertly!"
John is a viola player who has recorded with artists including:
The Beatles, Barbra Streisand, ELO, David Essex, Shirley Bassey, Tom Jones, Barclay James Harvest, Bay City Rollers, Billy J Kramer, Burt Bacharach, Cilla Black, Cliff Richard, Michael Jackson & Paul McCartney, Lulu, Pavarotti, Pink Floyd, The Shadows, Bee Gees, Gerry and the Pacemakers, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Gloria Gaynor, Harry Nilsson, Hayley Westenra, Mantovani, Ken Dodd, LL Cool J, The Delme String Quartet, Val Doonican, Engelbert Humperdinck, Acker Bilk, Henry Mancini, Tori Amos, Tina Tuner, The Hollies, The Moody Blues, The Syd Lawrence Orchestra and many more!
'Just a note to thank you for the money you have paid into my bank account. Good luck with your commission - you more than earn every penny of it!'
Ken was a viola player and recorded with The Beatles, Barbra Streisand, ELO, David Essex, Shirley Bassey, Tom Jones, Barclay James Harvest, Bay City Rollers, Billy J Kramer, Burt Bacharach, Cilla Black, Cliff Richard, Michael Jackson & Paul McCartney, Lulu, Pavarotti, Pink Floyd, The Shadows, Bee Gees, Gerry and the Pacemakers, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Gloria Gaynor, Harry Nilsson, Hayley Westenra, Mantovani, Ken Dodd, LL Cool J, The Delme String Quartet, Val Doonican, Engelbert Humperdinck, Acker Bilk, Henry Mancini, Tori Amos, Tina Tuner, The Hollies, The Moody Blues, The Syd Lawrence Orchestra and many more!
American R&B, Soul and Funk Band.
Crescendo represents all of the Tavares brothers. They had some massive hits in the 1970's including 'Heaven Must Be Missing An Angel', 'It Only Takes A Minute', 'Whodunit' 'Don't Take Away The Music' and 'More Than A Woman'.
"Thank god for Ian Worsfold and Crescendo Music. Excellent service and a lot of money collected and paid to me by Crescendo. I'm telling all of my fellow musicians about you."
Keith is a Cellist who has recorded with artists including: Simply Red, Greg Lake, Jacqueline Du Pre, Thea King, Benjamin Britten, Richard Bonynge, John Williams and more.
"Crescendo Music Services have done a tremendous job. Many thanks and well done to Ian and his team"
Galina is a violist who has recorded with artists including The Delme Quartet, Yazoo, S Club 7, Cathy Dennis, Rick Astley, Ute Lemper, Engelbert Humperdinck, Matt Willis, Paul Young, Jane McDonald, Charles Dutoit and Neville Marriner.
Shaun 'Banger' Scott
Producer, Programmer & Remixer.
"Excellent service and thanks for the money.”
Shaun is a producer, programmer and remixer. He is one half of the band ‘The Barkin Brothers’. Their biggest UK his to date was ‘Gonna Catch You’. He has also appeared as a programmer and/or remixer on recordings by High Jinx, Main Connection, Solid Bass Structure and Kristine Blond.
"I can’t praise Crescendo Music Services highly enough. I had no idea how to navigate the mysterious arts of PPL and Ian has been brilliant, tracking things my behalf with great efficiency, regularity and diligence, with very scant input by me . His cheery manner has made it all a pleasure too!"
Clio was formerly leader of the RPO.
"Ian Worsfold at Crescendo Music was the best investment I made! I was finding it extremely time consuming and exasperating trying to get PPL payments. Once Crescendo Music were on the case I began receiving the payments I was due without any of the hassle. The commission payable is absolutely worth it for the results and I’ve always found Ian to be professional and very helpful in dealing with my business. Thank you Ian at Crescendo Music."
Robin Del Mar
"Ian Worsfold and Crescendo Music have transformed the complex process of claiming your PPL royalty payments. Since joining them I have been delighted with their work. I could not recommend them highly enough."
Robin was a member of the RPO from 1974 to 1999.
"Since signing up to Crescendo, my PPL payments have increased more than tenfold!"
"Being time poor I have found Crescendo Music Services to be efficient and effective in collecting my PPL payments. They respond quickly to any query and do the job!"
"Ian and his colleagues at Crescendo Music offer an exceptionally high level of service. My late husband, the violinist Ray Ovens, was always immensely appreciative and pleased at the amount of royalty payments Crescendo generated for him - as of course am I, as they continue to do so."
Trumpet, Piccolo Trumpet, Cornet, Flugelhorn
“I have been a client of Ian Worsfold of Crescendo Music since 2016, in that time I have found Ian to be very thorough, of the highest integrity and extremely pleasant to deal with. I cannot recommend highly enough!"
"Ian and his team at Crescendo Music Services have opened my eyes to what is possible in the field of Airplay Royalties Collection.
They provide a sterling service to musicians who often do not have the time, ability or information necessary to make claims for their hard earned residual payments.
Thank you Ian... Keep up the brilliant work."
Christopher was a Member of the RPO from 1973 to 1998 before taking up a teaching appointment for HM The Sultan of Oman.
Ian has spent his entire career in royalties claims management. He started with film royalties when working at Cannon Screen Entertainment and then Weintraub. He then spent over 11 years as Royalties Manager at Warner Music and then Distribution Manager at PPL.
Jon is involved in a number of businesses, mainly within the Veterinary Industry. When Ian approached him in 2008 he was keen to get involved in Crescendo and provide initial funding and business support to get the project off the ground.
Jon is very actively involved in the business but leaves the claims magic to Ian!