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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
By Bob Kempf, VP, NPR Digital Services and Bruce Theriault, Senior VP, CPB
Since 2009, NPR Digital Services (formerly Public Interactive) has served as the reporting agency for public broadcasters covered by the CPB-SoundExchange Webcasting Agreement.
Under the terms of the agreement, CPB pays the fees for the royalties, and public radio stations covered under the agreement report their streaming music usage. CPB will pay these royalties to SoundExchange until the current agreement expires on December 31, 2015.