ADN uses the BDS Suite of services for encoding and registration of music. BDS is an essential service for affiliates and subsidiaries.
BDS is an essential service for affiliates and subsidiaries. ADN registers music with Nielsen BDS. Registration with Nielsen BDS includes encoding by mail or virtually. Albums, singles and EP's are encoded up to 3-5 business days.
The BDS encoding system allows airplay to be detected, once audio is encoded. In addition, BDS offers catalog SKU/UPC code submission. Nielsen SoundScan is a separate registration process.
Our catalogs are encoded with BDS to aid tracking of songs played on the radio. Nielsen Broadcast Data Systems tracks radio airplay using a patented digital pattern recognition technology. As an additional service to radio promotions