PARIS, November 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
The 12th edition of the Franco-British Business Awards (FBBA) was held in London on 21 November. Co-organised by the French Chamber of Commerce in Great Britain and the Franco-British Chamber of Commerce & Industry in France, the FBBA are designed to encourage and promote bilateral trade and economic links between France and the UK by recognising the expertise and success of French and British companies, both large and small.
The Innovation Award is designed for British and French companies working within France or the UK for at least two years and which are particularly innovative (proven competence in Research & Development, launch of a revolutionary product or service, leader in a niche market, etc.).
A-Music - Audio Network's exclusive representative in France - was selected as winner of the 2012 Franco-British Business Awards in the Innovation Category from a competitive field of French and British companies. The highly innovative Audio Network business model has enabled the fast changing French audio-visual sector to make significant cost savings while greatly improving the quality of music used in productions.
A-Music provides a high quality music service for film, television and advertising production. Since its creation in 2006, A-Music has grown rapidly. France is now the third most important market for Audio Network with turnover growing by 375% over the past three years.
Audio Network and its overseas representatives work mainly in the private sector, where independent TV production companies predominantly use the service. Within the public sector, national broadcasters including the BBC and France Television frequently use Audio Network. The service is also popular in education and local government.
A-Music and Audio Network eliminate the traditionally complex and time-consuming process of clearing music rights with multiple rights holders on a track-by-track basis. All Audio Network music has been pre-cleared for usage by audio-visual producers worldwide. Music is provided to customers by download from multi-language websites, where all tracks can be auditioned and researched using many different search categories.
Audio Network became the first music publisher to offer this radically different business model to the audio-visual market when they launched their service in the UK in 2001. The company has since captured over 25% of the UK market for production music and is expanding internationally at a rapid pace. In 2012, a new subsidiary opened in Munich and a new sub-publisher was appointed in Milan.
This latest award for A-Music confirms Audio Network's international progress. Other major awards presented to Audio Network have included:
- Queen's Award for Enterprise, International Trade Category (2012)
- Queen's Award for Enterprise, Innovation Category (2008)
James Abinger, MD of A-Music, commented: 'A-Music is very proud to have won the Franco-British Business Award in the Innovation Category. This is an endorsement of all the hard work put in by our staff and recognises the progress that we have made in France over the past 7 years. We look forward to becoming the number one choice of music for audio-visual film producers in years to come.'
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