SoundExchange, the premier music technology organization powering the future of music, unveiled the next generation of solutions to make music commerce easier and fairer, including a new mobile app, look and feel and website that will serve as a resource for creators, publishers, and digital service providers. These new tools are the latest example of how SoundExchange is supporting a growing community of more than 570,000 creators with strategic, forward-thinking initiatives, distributing more than $9 billion since its inception.
The rollout begins with a new app that lets creators on the go manage their business and easily track royalty payments owed to them. The revamped website and its associated portals will be trusted online resources used by creators to get paid; companies to find, identify and track music; managers to monitor the rights and payments of their clients; and digital service providers to help them meet their obligations.
“The new tools, look and mobile app reflect SoundExchange’s commitment to building a fairer, simpler and more efficient music industry. We believe creators deserve to be treated fairly and paid for the true value of their music,” said Michel Huppe, President and CEO of SoundExchange. “This is the first step in an exciting new chapter in our journey to support and champion creators. We will continue to innovate to meet the moment in the ever-changing music industry.
New easy-to-use website and mobile app (now available in the App Store for Google/Android and Apple/IOS) allow SoundExchange-registered creators and their teams to manage royalty payments from their mobile device . SoundExchange is also launching new digital tools that make it easier to ensure that creators receive the royalties they are owed. A Sizzle reel that encompasses the new look and feel is available on YouTube.
“Creators put their blood, sweat and sometimes even tears into creating music that moves and inspires,” said the three-time Grammy Award-winning American rapper and actor. Bridges Christopher “Ludacris”. “SoundExchange is leading the way towards a fairer music industry by using technology to help creators overcome barriers and advocating on behalf of artists for long overdue changes that would ensure creators are paid fairly and fairly.”
“Artists care so much about the music they create,” said Billie Eilish, seven-time Grammy-winning singer-songwriter. “The work done by SoundExchange ensures that artists can focus on creating inspiring music and that all members of the creative process are valued, respected and supported for their work.” SoundExchange is also exploring faster, more convenient ways to get royalty payments directly to creators, probing data partnerships that increase distribution efficiencies, continuing international royalty collection work, and doubling down on efforts advocacy by calling for the passage of the American Music Fairness Act to end the injustice of creators being denied payment when their work is played on AM/FM radio.
“SoundExchange is accelerating its ongoing efforts to adopt new technologies to further our mission of supporting creators,” Huppe added. “Creators should expect to hear more exciting news from us in the coming months about how we’ll make it easier for them to receive their royalty payments.”
About SoundExchange:SoundExchange is the premier music technology organization whose mission is to power the future of music. It was independently formed in 2003 to build a fairer, simpler and more efficient music industry through technology, data and advocacy. The only organization designated by the US government to administer the Section 114 sound recording license, SoundExchange collects and distributes digital performance royalties on behalf of 570,000 music creators and growing. Using proprietary music technology solutions that turn data into accurate revenue, SoundExchange has paid out over $9 billion in distributions to date. For more information, visit soundexchange.com.