What is a music statutory license?

What is a music statutory license?

Statutory Licenses In the music world, some types of performance and reproductions of sound recordings qualify for a statutory license. The sound recordings that you might hear through a satellite system in your car, or at home over your digital cable service, also are provided pursuant to a statutory license.

Is SoundExchange a CMO?

As the largest CMO, SoundExchange has clout when advocating on behalf of artists and rights owners.

Does SoundExchange pay monthly?

SoundExchange offers a monthly royalty payment program for 1) those that are signed up to receive electronic payments, 2) and have royalties due of at least $100. In order to receive a quarterly payment, you must have accrued at least $10 ($100 for a paper check) in royalties before a scheduled distribution.

How much is a SoundExchange license?

There is absolutely no fee when becoming a member with SoundExchange. Current benefits include: Maximize your revenue through foreign royalty collections. SoundExchange has more than 46 collection agreements with counterparts in 35 countries worldwide.

How much does it cost to join SoundExchange?

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Does Songtrust collect SoundExchange?

Songtrust collects royalties generated by compositions on behalf of songwriters and publishers, whereas SoundExchange collects digital performance royalties generated by master recordings on behalf of master owners and performers.

What percentage does SoundExchange take?

Artist & Rights Owner Menu We have paid out more than $7 billion in royalties since our first distribution. 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.

Who pays royalties to SoundExchange?

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.

Do you need a legal license to use SoundExchange?

NOTE: SoundExchange cannot give legal advice to current or prospective service providers, and all information is presented for educational purposes only. If you have questions regarding your service’s eligibility or compliance within statutory licensing, please seek legal counsel. What is a statutory license?

How much money does SoundExchange make per year?

Overseen by a board of directors composed of artists, artist representatives, and sound recording copyright owners, SoundExchange is also an advocate for music licensing reform. As of 2018 it had paid more than $5 billion to recording artists and rights owners. SoundExchange was created as a division of the RIAA in 2000.

Who are the members of the SoundExchange board?

SoundExchange is controlled by a Board of Directors composed of recording artists, representatives of recording artists and sound recording copyright owners.

How does SoundExchange collect royalties from sound recordings?

SoundExchange collects and distributes royalties associated with the sound recordings made by services operating under one of the statutory licenses. By contrast, ASCAP, BMI and SESAC collect and distribute royalties associated with the public performance of musical works.

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