SoundExchange To Provide Monthly Payments To Artists And Labels
January 14, 2014 at 6:46 AM (PT)
Beginning this month, SOUNDEXCHANGE will provide monthly royalties to artists, labels and rights owners signed up to receive electronic payments. Previously, SOUNDEXCHANGE sent royalty payments quarterly to its registrants. Most sound recording performance organizations in other countries pay annually.
"While SOUNDEXCHANGE was already a market-leader with quarterly distributions, moving to monthly payments takes our service to the next level," said SOUNDEXCHANGE Pres./CEO MICHAEL HUPPE. "By making performance royalties available sooner, we are making it easier for recording artists and record labels to focus on creating the music we all enjoy."
Initially, monthly royalty payments will be sent to those that are signed up to receive electronic payments, and have royalties due of at least $250. Artists and labels that do not meet this minimum threshold will continue to be paid on a regular, quarterly schedule under the organization's existing guidelines. After the initial rollout period, SOUNDEXCHANGE will re-evaluate eligibility qualifications for its monthly payment program.