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A royalty system purpose-built for today’s music industry.

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A complete solution for processing royalties.

Established in January 2019, Curve Royalty Systems was launched by former ADA/Warner, Cooking Vinyl and Essential Music executives, Tom Allen (CEO), Richard Leach (General Manager) and Ray Bush. Its royalty processing platform was built to deal with the scale and demands of music businesses in the digital age.

Meet the Team
Compatible with every possible data format and size, Curve has the ability to ingest an unlimited number of income statements each month, collating information from a variety of different distributors and sources. Transparency also being key, artists are provided with a login, giving them instant access to their statement balances and analytics.
Curve’s client base encompasses a variety of music recording and publishing businesses including Audiosalad, Cooking Vinyl Group, the Domino Recording Company, Hospital Records/Songs in the Key of Knife, Ingrooves, Mad Decent, NBCUniversal and Sky TV.

Tom Allen

Tom spent 10 years working in digital and royalties at various indie labels and distributors. In 2013 he founded Metable, a metadata and asset management platform for publishers and distributors. Metable delivered bespoke metadata solutions for large organisations such as The British Library along with many different labels. In 2019 Tom co-founded Curve with the goal of creating a market leading royalty solution with global reach. Curve’s founding principles of transparency and modernity for artists and businesses remain at the heart of company as it rapidly grows.

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General Manager

Richard Leach

A sales executive with a proven track record in global sales and distribution; Richard was headhunted by Curve in its infancy, to oversee sales and client growth. Passionate about the product and possessing frontline knowledge of the difference effective royalty software can make to a business; Richard continues to expand Curve’s ambitious client roster. In overseeing the client facing team, Richard places customer satisfaction and feedback at the heart of the company’s day-to-day operations.

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Dite Brown

A development heavyweight, with almost 20 years experience, Dite was recruited to Curve in 2020 from Cambridge University Press to oversee all technical operations. His experience in delivering within small organisations and multi-national corporations gives him a unique and valuable perspective from which to lead this area of the business.

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Senior Client Manager

Matthias De Rouck

Born in Belgium and currently based in London, bi-lingual Matthias has a masters degree in Business Economics as well as experience working in publishing and royalties in independent music. Matthias has brought a passion for client relationships and attention to detail to Curve, where he delivers a first-class support service to users of the platform. Matthias has extensive experience in a friction-free transfer over to Curve, so that new users can quickly settle into their new royalty solution and start enjoying the benefits.

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Director of North American Sales

Mhairi Palmer

Mhairi has over 16 years experience in managing royalties and rights at labels and publishers, including roles at Anthem Entertainment and Sony Music. Heading up Curve's North American sales, Mhairi is driven to help Curve's clients achieve everything they can from the platform.

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Senior Developer

Michael Koderisch

Michael has over 25 years experience in development and spent a large part of his tenure at the BBC, delivering at the highest level across a diverse range of projects. At Curve, it’s Michael’s job to make the Curve app amazing. Royalty calculation software in your pocket, on the go.

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Senior Developer

Soufiane Sakhi

Soufiane joined the team in 2021 as a Senior Developer. With a history of working with complex systems and developing modern web applications, he brings with him a depth of understanding for how we can continue to improve Curve.

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Client Manager

Sam Spainhower

LA based Sam spearheads the US client hub.Sam has over a decade of experience in the music industry and before coming to Curve, worked as royalty analyst in America’s number one business management firm. Sam brings his passion and knowledge to Curve’s growing US customer base in the form of one to one, bespoke royalty support.

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Arjun Doel

Arjun is a dynamic and driven software developer with a lot of up close experience with royalty systems. Previous roles at The Music Royalty Company and Warner Music UK, made him a great fit for enhancing Curve’s platform across existing and new features. Arjun understands the importance of delivering timely royalties with ease and he is passionate about the ‘best in class’ service which Curve offers its clients.

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Client & Sales Manager

Britt Timmerman

Britt worked for Dutch collection society BUMA/STEMRA in their Event Licensing team. When a role for a Dutch speaking Copyright position came up at Kobalt Music Publishing, she left the Netherlands and moved to the UK, going on to work in both the Copyright and Royalties teams. Britt brings her knowledge of publishers and societies to Curve to help publishing clients make the most of the platform.

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Senior QA

Gelo Zafra

Based in The Philippines, Gelo has extensive experience in managing quality assurance processes and was recruited to Curve to consistently improve the reliability of the software. Gelo has a deep knowledge of both manual and automated QA processes and brings attention to detail and a drive for excellence to our technical team.

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Co-Founder/Non-Exec Director

Ray Bush

Ray Bush, founder of The Music Royalty Co.(MRC), met Tom and Richard while running the royalty team at Cooking Vinyl and Essential Music & Marketing. Tom & Ray co-founded Curve in response to MRC’s persistent frustrations with the then existing Royalty Software solutions.

With 20+ years’ experience of Ray’s insights and direction was instrumental in developing Curve as total solution for calculating royalties.


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