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A Couple of New FAQs

Oct 5, 2009

I just updated our SoundExchange reporting FAQ page with a couple of interesting questions that SoundExchange has answered for us. They may be of interest to some of you as you prepare to get us your Q3 reporting data which – I’m sure you all know by now – are due on Friday, October 16, 2009.

Q: Some of the music we play comes from other countries and has titles written in other languages and alphabets (e.g. Cyrillic). How should we report these?

Reporting Independent Recordings

Aug 28, 2009

Just added a question to our FAQ page, that keeps coming up in various forms. It has to do with reporting the label for recordings put out by directly by artists.

Q: If we play music from a band that does not have label representation and puts out their own CD, what do we put in the Label field?

A: What SoundExchange wants in the Label field is the name of the entity that owns the copyright to the recording, which is usually a record company. If an artist puts out their own album and owns the copyright to the recording, put the artist name in the label field.


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