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SXWorks adds more ways for publishers and songwriters to claim their works

SXWorks, a SoundExchange subsidiary, announced two new services to broaden its capabilities in searching and claiming address unknown Notice of Intention to Use filings. The new NOI Premium Services offers more paths for publishers and songwriters to claim unpaid mechanical royalties from digital service providers. This service includes Works Claiming and Recordation. Continue Reading

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SoundExchange subsidiary launches database to help secure royalties for more rightsholders

SoundExchange subsidiary SXWorks announced the launch of a new service for music publishers and songwriters called the NOI Lookup. This searchable database contains all the address unknown Notice of Intention to Use filings made with the U.S. Copyright Office. These NOI filings are intended to inform a copyright owner of intent to distribute a musical composition. Continue Reading

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SoundExchange will continue administering webcast royalties for Pandora’s free radio service

Pandora has been re-thinking its licensing, inking direct deals with labels and publishers over the past two years. Despite those changes to the audio company’s licensing structures, SoundExchange will still be managing Pandora’s payouts to artists from the free tier. Continue Reading

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Year-in-reviews: The music industry reflects on 2016

As 2016 crawls to a close and 2017 emerges on the horizon, it’s time for that most time-honored of traditions: the year in review. Music companies of all stripes have released their assessments of top performers from the past twelve months. Here’s a collection of the high points from 2016. Continue Reading