SoundExchange 101

SoundExchange is a non-profit performance rights organization (PRO) that collects and distributes royalties on the behalf of sound recording copyright owners and artists for non-interactive digital transmissions. ​Any qualified public broadcasting station that has a terrestrial signal and is streaming music online must provide music use reports to SoundExchange as established by Congress in the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.

If your station is a current NFCB member and has a terrestrial broadcast signal, in addition to a webcast, you have the option to participate in this agreement. A review of streaming issues, music rights and taking part in the agreement are in NFCB’s Solution Center, available to member stations. If you are not a member station, you can join now.

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