NPR DS will prepare, gather and coordinate SoundExchange compliant royalty reporting for entities covered under Corporation for Public Broadcasting and SoundExchange agreement through 2015.

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SoundExchange Update
11:08 am
Wed October 1, 2014

Revising annual fees for SoundExchange reporting services

Effective January 1, 2015 NPR Digital Services is revising annual fees for SoundExchange reporting services.  NPR Digital Services is the sole reporting service for all stations choosing to have digital music royalty payments covered by the CPB-SoundExchange Webcasting Agreement. Billing will be based on 4th Quarter 2014 reporting stations, and any subsequent reporting stations.

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5:11 pm
Mon May 20, 2013

Syndicated Shows Providing Playlists

Syndicated Shows:

One of the benefits of reporting through the CPB/SX agreement via NPR Digital Services is that NPR DS serves as the aggregator of syndicated programming, so they can be included in stations’ quarterly SoundExchange reports. Stations then don’t need to collect and report this data themselves; instead they just need to add the program to their guide schedule.

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11:25 pm
Sun December 9, 2012

SoundExchange Streaming File Format Standard Announced

The Q4 reporting period is approaching, please submit your reports now or before January 5, 2013. Get complete SX reporting details.

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Q2 In The Can
11:27 am
Fri August 3, 2012

Time for Q3 2012 SoundExchange

Jason Dunn

It seems like just yesterday we were working on Q2. You may now safely submit your Q3 reports. While updates will be posted at this location, you can still find information on the old SoundExchange blog. Thanks for your work on Q2 and enjoy the rest of your summer.

12:42 pm
Fri June 29, 2012

Understanding Your SoundExchange Report Status

FINAL REMINDER: The deadline for submitting your Q2 2011 SoundExchange reporting data to NPR Digital Services is this Friday, July 8, 2011.

Anyhoo, with lots of you submitting reporting data right now, it seems like a good time to review the meanings of the various statuses for your quarterly SoundExchange reports in Composer Basic and Pro. These are the statuses you see on the View Reports screen, which you can get to by clicking on View Reports under the SoundExchange Dashboard in the global Composer navigation.

Here’s how they break down:

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1:43 pm
Mon June 25, 2012

New SoundExchange Contact at DS

After three fun-filled years as the host of this great SoundExchange reporting party, I'm sad to say that I will be leaving NPR Digital Services at the end of this week. My last day here will be this Friday, June 29th.

(Un)fortunately, just because I'm leaving doesn't mean the SoundExchange party will end! Your reporting will continue to work just like it has been, at least through the end of 2015. The only difference will be you'll now have a different SoundExchange contact person here at Digital Services.

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11:06 am
Mon June 11, 2012

SoundExchange Reporting Fee Structure

Starting October 1, 2012 (with the Q4 2012 reports) NPR Digital Services will charge all stations covered by the CPB-SoundExchange Webcasting Agreement an annual fee for SoundExchange reporting services. The amount of the fee, and invoicing timing and method, will depend on the station affiliation.

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