Audio Network

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This article is about the music group. For audio network protocols, see Category:Audio network protocols. For audio networking using Internet Protocol, see Audio over IP. For audio networking using Ethernet, see Audio over Ethernet.
Audio Network

Audio Network are a global music group[1] founded by Andrew Sunnucks and Robert Hurst in 2001. The company have commissioned and recorded over 90,000 music tracks for use by major television, film and multimedia corporations.[2]

The founder shareholders in the company included Sir John Dankworth,[3] Dame Cleo Laine,[4] jazz saxophonist, Tim Garland[5] and Dame Evelyn Glennie.[6]

In addition to the core music library service the group also supply bespoke services as creative partners alongside its team of over 500 renowned composers covering a wide range of music styles and genres.[7]

The group currently have offices in London, New York, Los Angeles, Toronto, Sydney, Amsterdam and Munich with sub publishers in territories covering France, Spain, Italy, Portugal, Poland, Singapore and Malaysia, South Africa and the Middle East.[8]

Listed as one of the UK's fastest growing companies on the Sunday Times Tech Track 100 in 2011,2012 and 2013,[9][10]

The company were also recipients of the Queen's Award for Enterprise: Innovation (Technology) in 2008 and again in April 2012, this time in the category of International Trade.[11]

On 25 June 2013, the company changed its name from Audio Network Plc to Audio Network Limited.[12]

Stripes Group, a New York based technology private equity firm acquired a 27% minority equity stake in the Company during July 2013.[13]

Management, employees and composers remain as the majority shareholders in the independent company.[14]

The company was shortlisted for the High Growth Business of the Year Award in the 2014 Private Business Awards.[15]

Audio Network was awarded the Best Score award and the Best Hip Hop track award at the inaugural Library Music Awards 2014 .[16]


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