What are Sound Exchange’s responsibilities?

FAQ / What are Sound Exchange’s responsibilities?

SoundExchange exists to administer statutory licenses for sound recording copyrights, primarily through the collection and distribution of royalties for sound recording performances occurring under the jurisdiction of U.S. law. SoundExchange handles the following duties with respect to statutory licenses: Collects performance royalties from the statutory licensees; Collects and processes all data associated with the performance of the sound recordings; Allocates royalties for the performance of the sound recording based on all of the data collected and processed; Distributes the featured artist’s share directly to the artist; Distributes the Sound Recording Copyright Owners’ share directly to the copyright owner.

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