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Jorge Brea
Jorge Brea
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CEO of Symphonic Distribution, Tech Nerd, Husband, Movie Buff, Apple aficionado & former DJ.

Important Reminders for Year End
Well, it is hard to believe but 2016 is already drawing near a close! Our Accounting team is hard at work on preparing the latest quarterly figures and will soon also reach out to US and International based Record Labels…
YouTube strikes deal with GEMA
Huge news coming out of YouTube and specifically Germany. The deal means that scores of previously unlicensed – and therefore previously unavailable – music videos will now be playable in the region. YouTube has posted a blog about the huge…
Our ADE Review
Hey Everyone! It's Jorge Brea, Founder & CEO of Symphonic. We've just wrapped up another great Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) and I thought we'd give you a quick update on how the conference went. Here's our ADE 2017 recap! A…
Merlin Opens Office in Tokyo
Merlin, the global digital rights agency for more than 20,000 independent labels, has opened a Japanese office. Symphonic Distribution is a member of Merlin and we credit them for the success of our YouTube and Soundcloud Monetization services. Based in…
The Importance of UPC and ISRC codes

UPC and ISRC codes are requirements for distributing your music through us and for it to be sold in general on any digital service provider. Having these UPC and ISCR codes for your products is extremely important because without them, you…

Symphonic’s Updates from Our CEO
Hey everyone, it is Jorge Brea here, Founder & President of Symphonic. In addition to our tech team updating on a frequent basis, I too am going to start to update you a bit more on the going ons at…
Spotify and iHeart Radio Launch News
Two recent stories have surfaced last week of which one can now for sure be confirmed. Spotify has launched in Japan. The Nikkei earlier this summer reported that the launch was imminent. The publication, one of Japan’s leading business publications,…
Streaming in Belgium and Sweden is Growing
Two reports were released this week, which shows that streaming in Belgium and Sweden are on the rise. The Belgium music market grew 6.5% in the first half of 2016 thanks to an 80% rise in income from streaming. “Premium…
Simfy Africa Integrated
We're happy to announce the integration of Simfy Africa to our network of Digital Service Providers. Existing clients of Symphonic will now see "Simfy Africa" as a partner to select and we're focused on new releases at the moment in…
Orfium, the SoundCloud Alternative

With the music industry continuing to evolve, many have expressed frustration with Soundcloud and how the service has gone from a free sharing type website to more of a major and legitimate business that features content creators. With issues regarding…