20 Questions for New Artists: Have you registered with SoundExchange?

We have posted sections from the article “20 Questions for New Artists” by Chris Castle and Amy Mitchell some of which has been posted various places. If you are interested in getting a free copy of the article, it’s available at the Semaphore Music podcast page on iTunes under “Article: Twenty Questions for New Artists”. Be sure to check back from time to time for any updates or changes in the law or business practices.

Have You Registered With SoundExchange? Featured recording artists and bands that own their own sound recordings can register with SoundExchange, the U.S. performing rights organization for sound recordings. Registration forms are available on the SoundExchange website (http://www.soundexchange.com/), and membership is free. It is a good idea to check the PLAYS database (which can be done online with a simple registration) for any titles of your band’s recordings to see if the recordings are already included in the database or are mis-registered.

SoundExchange can also collect for performances from certain rights organizations overseas. This requires separate authorization, which is explained on the company’s website.

See also: Bank Accounts/Tax Returns/Accountants

Copyright 2009 Chris Castle and Amy Mitchell. All Rights Reserved.

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