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About Crunch Digital

What Makes Crunch Digital Different

Crunch Digital’s Mission & History

Crunch Digital’s mission is to eliminate the barriers of music licensing and payments, ultimately fueling better revenue flow and reducing operating costs through streamlined workflows.

Crunch Digital is an independent technology firm based in Los Angeles, California with a long pedigree in the media & entertainment industry. We offer a full suite of solutions and services to provide a simple, affordable, compliant and a reliable way to use music content. We support content owners – including record labels and music publishers – by managing the flow of data to and from digital services and other licensees. We also manage data flow for content licensees – digital service providers, multi-channel networks, game companies, app developers and mobile carriers – including royalty reporting and payments.

Only Crunch Digital combines a proven content licensing workflow with trusted relationships with content owners. Our data partnerships with major and independent music publishers covers over 85% of all U.S. music song interests, and our content is updated weekly to keep you in tune with the market.

We created Crunch Digital in 2013 as a new division of Royalty Review Council, the market leader in worldwide digital royalty audits and outsource royalty accounting. Our leadership team brings deep experience and strong relationships. In 2016 we started the process to create the Crunch Digital Sandbox program. It has long been a vision of our founder Keith Bernstein to create a music licensing platform for innovators to build new products and new features that use music and help them get legally launched.

What makes Crunch Digital so different? Other companies talk about building music licensing solutions, we actually have one.

Meet Crunch Digital’s Founder: Keith Bernstein

Crunch Digital: Keith Bernstein (CEO)


Keith Bernstein is responsible for extending Crunch’s partnerships and spearheading growth in international business segments, including music, film & television, publishing and games. Keith is known in the entertainment industry for his acute financial prowess and knowledge of the complexities of music copyrights, royalty accounting, reporting requirements, label operations, and digital service operations. With over 25 years of experience, he has a unique blend of music industry and business development experience, and is recognized for his strategic insight and personal integrity.

Keith has been a featured guest lecturer at universities and has spoken on a number of music industry panels, covering such topics as music licensing, music royalty accounting, royalty examination procedures, and financial due diligence related to song catalog acquisitions.

Keith attended the John E. Anderson Graduate School of Management Executive Program in Business Management at the University of California, Los Angeles. He also received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics/Business from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Crunch Digital in the Media

It’s Simple. Accurate Song Data = More Music Royalties

AIMPKeith Bernstein was a panelist at the AIMP luncheon. Fun crowd talking about music data! Topics covered: With the explosion of digital services and apps, music publishers now need to provide their catalog data to a seemingly ever growing list of third party vendors. Why?

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Digital Podcast

Music Biz DailyKeith Bernstein was a guest on the Music Biz Weekly hosted by Michael Brandvold and Jay Gilbert. Topics covered Music Apps, Licensing Challenges, and lots of music royalty talk!

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