Keith Bernstein

Founder
Crunch Digital

Keith Bernstein is the founder of Crunch Digital™ and CEO of Royalty Review Council. As founder of Crunch Digital™, Keith has created a new business model 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. Crunch offers a full suite of solutions and services to provide a simple, affordable, compliant and a reliable way to use music content. Crunch supports content owners – including record labels and music publishers – by managing the flow of data to and from digital services and other licensees. Crunch also manages data flow for content licensees – digital service providers, multi-channel networks, game companies, app developers and mobile carriers – including royalty reporting and payments.

In fall 2017, Crunch launched the Digital Music Sandbox™ a music licensing platform that enables qualified app developers to include music legally from participating major and indie record labels and music publishers under short-term restricted use developer licenses - and do it faster.

Keith has over 25 years of experience managing the complexities of royalty accounting, reporting requirements, label and publishing operations, and copyrights. In his years prior to Crunch Digital™ and Royalty Review Council, Keith was Vice President of Operations for Napster, Senior Director of Operations for Universal Global e, the e-commerce division of the Universal Music Group, and Director of Operations for A&M Records.

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