Is SoundExchange the same as BMI?
SoundExchange vs BMI is the same as digital vs live/public. For Pandora, SiriusXM, and other non-interactive mediums, SoundExchange is needed to collect songwriter royalties from them. Whereas BMI will collect royalties for public performances such as radio or restaurants.
Do you have to register songs with SoundExchange?
Collect all royalties due to you. SoundExchange is the sole organization that collects digital performance royalties for sound recordings* in the United States. So, one of the main reasons you should register is to collect any and all of these royalties that are due to you.
Does SoundExchange collect from Spotify?
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 SoundExchange need Songtrust?
Both these platforms are great – it just depends on the type of artist you are. Publishers and songwriters need Songtrust to collect mechanical royalties, but if you own your master recordings and/or are a performing artist, you should certainly think about registering with SoundExchange as well.
What artists use SESAC?
SESAC represents the rights of over 30,000 songwriters and film composers including artists such as Adele, Burna Boy, Christophe Beck, Rosanne Cash, David Crosby, Neil Diamond, Bob Dylan, Lalah Hathaway, Kesha, Gabriel Mann, R.E.M., and many more.
Why do I need a SESAC license?
A: A SESAC license authorizes you to perform all of the songs in the vast SESAC repertory as often as you like, without having to worry about trying to obtain advance permission for each individual song performed.
Is SoundExchange and Songtrust the same?
Songtrust refers to the performance royalties when a composition – music and or lyrics – is performed, while SoundExchange always refers to the recording of the performance.
Can you have Songtrust and SoundExchange?
Publishers and songwriters need Songtrust to collect mechanical royalties, but if you own your master recordings and/or are a performing artist, you should certainly think about registering with SoundExchange as well.
How is SoundExchange different from ASCAP?
What is the difference? Answer: The royalties 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 for the musical composition.
Who does SoundExchange collect from?
They collect and distribute digital performance royalties on behalf of recording artists, master rights owners, and independent artists. SoundExchange collects these royalties from the following main sources – non-interactive webcasters, satellite and digital cable TV and satellite radio services.
Why do I need SoundExchange?
SoundExchange is the sole organization that collects digital performance royalties for sound recordings* in the United States. So, one of the main reasons you should register is to collect any and all of these royalties that are due to you.
What are BMI ASCAP and SESAC?
What are BMI, ASCAP, and SESAC? BMI (Broadcast Music, Inc.), ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers), and SESAC are the performance rights organizations (PROs) responsible for collecting and distributing royalties for the public performance of a musical work in the United States, as stipulated by the U.S. Copyright Act.
Can I Register my songs with BMI and ASCAP?
For example, if you are an ASCAP songwriter, you cannot also register a share of your songs with BMI (though if you co-write a song with a BMI writer, your co-writer should register it with BMI). A double-signing with two publishing PROs could be construed as fraud, especially if it results in double payments.
What is the difference between SESAC and ASCAP?
Unlike SESAC and BMI, ASCAP is owned by its members. ASCAP’s Board of Directors is made up of artists represented by the company, who are nominated every two years. The organization collects more money for royalties for their artists, and they collect more international royalties than the other PROs.
What is the difference between BMI and ASCAP royalties?
It gets a little confusing, but they’re essentially talking about the same money split up in exactly the same way. It’s just that ASCAP uses percentages that are based on total performance royalties (thus 50/50), while BMI splits those halves FIRST, and then distributes 100% of each half to the appropriate entities.]