June 22, 2021 WASHINGTON, D.C., June 22, 2021—SoundExchange today announced it distributed nearly $947 million in performance royalties to creators during the fiscal year 2020–a $39 million increase from 2019, marking a 4% growth year-over-year with an operating administrative rate of 5.3%. SoundExchange marks a new milestone, distributing nearly $8 billion in collections to creators since the […]
Fair result in Web V for nonfeatured and featured performers, sound recording copyright owners and services.
SoundExchange’s CEO says it’s time radio starts paying all music creators fairly for their work. On Monday, a group of radio broadcasters penned a letter in support of the National Association of Broadcasters’ (NAB) push for deregulation of the $14 billion radio industry. Their letter was based on the NAB’s petition to the FCC this […]
In a big win for artists, SoundExchange scores 41% increase in SiriusXM royalties.
Press Release For SoundExchange members based in Houston and throughout the Gulf Coast, SoundExchange wants to make sure you receive your royalties in this time of tragedy. SoundExchange’s Senior Director of Artist and Industry Relations Linda Bloss-Baum sent the Texas Music Office a statement today that reads: “Our next royalty distribution will be made in late September. If you […]
[Editor Charlie sez: This interview first appeared in a 2 part series in the Huffington Post . It is also available as a podcast. This series continues the Guide to Music Performance Royalties Part 1 and Part 2.] Background: As we developed in Parts 1 and 2 of this series, there is an important distinction […]
Have You Registered With SoundExchange? Featured recording artists and bands that own their own sound recordings can register with SoundExchange, the U.S. performing rights organization for sound recordings. Registration forms are available on the SoundExchange website (http://www.soundexchange.com/), and membership is free. It is a good idea to check the PLAYS database (which can be done […]
Pandora’s Tim Westergren writes: “For more than two years now I have been eagerly anticipating the day when I could finally write these words: the royalty crisis is over!” Good news all round, especially for independent artists and labels. The erudite David Oxenford has written an astonishingly concise summary of the deal.