What does SoundExchange pay per stream?
In other words, for each song you play, you pay SoundExchange about one-fifth of a cent for each listener who hears it. These royalties are in addition to the royalties paid to ASCAP, BMI, SESAC and, for most commercial stations, GMR.
Is SoundExchange legit?
Established by the Copyright Royalty Board, SoundExchange is a non-profit organization. They collect and distribute digital performance royalties on behalf of recording artists, master rights owners, and independent artists.
What does inception mean on SoundExchange?
If your rights began when the recording was first released, please select “Inception”. ( Example: If you enter 1/1/2010, then you would receive royalties for performances broadcast after 1/1/2010 but not for performances broadcast before that date)
How do SoundExchange royalties work?
Under the law, 45 percent of performance royalties are paid directly to the featured artists on a recording, and 5 percent are paid to a fund for non-featured artists. The other 50 percent of the performance royalties are paid to the rights owner of the sound recording.
Who does SoundExchange pay royalties to?
The royalties that SoundExchange collects and distributes are for the featured artist and the sound recording copyright owner. ASCAP, BMI and SESAC collect and distribute royalties for the songwriter, composer and publisher.
Does Spotify pay SoundExchange?
To make matters more confusing, SoundExchange does not handle royalty distribution for on-demand streaming services like Spotify and Apple Music, which pay rights-holders directly via deals between the tech companies and the major labels.
Does Spotify use SoundExchange?
TuneCore’s digital store partners where your releases are distributed payout for downloads and streaming sales. Streaming services (like Spotify) pay artists based on a percentage of revenue that the service receives from subscription and ad revenue.
Do I need SoundExchange if I have Songtrust?
Does Songtrust Collect From SoundExchange? Songtrust does not collect from SoundExchange as they collect different royalties. Songtrust collects royalties generated by compositions while SoundExchange collects digital performance royalties generated by master recordings.
Can I use BMI and SoundExchange?
ASCAP, BMI and SESAC collect and distribute royalties for the songwriter, composer and publisher for the musical composition. Both satellite radio providers and digital radio webcasters pay SoundExchange when they stream music due to their utilization of the statutory license.
How is SoundExchange percentage calculated?
The way this calculation is typically done is by expressing the producer royalty as a percentage of the artist revenue. In our example above, the producer is entitled to 4 points, or 4% of the artist’s revenues from record sales.
What is a SoundExchange Lod?
A SoundExchange Featured Artist Letter of Direction (LOD) is a document (found on our Registration and Membership page here) by which a Featured Artist directs SoundExchange to pay a portion of the Featured Artist’s sound recording performance royalties to a participant involved in the creative process – producers.