This is one of the questions we get most often from our members and friends: “How do I know which music services pay SoundExchange when they use my tracks?” Until recently, we directed people to the Copyright Office, who keeps a list of services who’ve let the government know they intend to use the license and permissions administered by SoundExchange.
But now, we’re able to give you this list of our own: a list of all the music services who have paid SoundExchange royalties in the past year. Keep in mind that being on this list doesn’t mean they’re in compliance with all the terms of SoundExchange’s reporting or payment, or that they’re even eligible to be using the government license – SoundExchange can’t give legal advice, so we’re not in a position to say so either way. Though it may be imperfect, we hope that you’ll find this helpful in determining which services are relying on the statutory license and paying SoundExchange for the use of their sound recordings. This may help you decide where you promote your music, where you direct fans to go and hear you, or how you deal with services that use your tracks. In any case, we hope you’ll find it useful.
If you believe there is an error on this list, please contact our Licensing and Enforcement department (firstname.lastname@example.org or 202.559.0555). We’ll be updating the list at regular intervals to bring you the most relevant data.