Saturday, August 11, 2012

Music Business/Law Tips - "SoundExchange"

Recording artists and labels now can get paid "digital performance royalties" from satellite radio, internet radio and cable radio play. SoundExchange is an organization that collects the above-named digital performance royalties for performers and labels. If an artist or label joins SoundExchange and lists the records that have played on/released, SoundExchange will collect and distribute these royalties. Note this has nothing to do with songwriter performance income - that is collected by BMI, ASCAP and/or SESAC. One does not have to be a songwriter to be eligible to receive SoundExchange income! But to get your share you must register at Ben McLane Esq

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