March 1, 2017
South by Southwest is all about discovery.
For many, that means discovering new bands. For artists, it can mean discovering royalties.
That’s where SoundExchange comes in. We will be at SXSW 2017 to help artists discover their unclaimed digital performance royalties. We’ve been busy cross-referencing our list of unregistered artists with this year’s SXSW lineup to identify which artists have unclaimed royalties.
We discovered that more than 140 of the artists scheduled to play at SXSW 2017 have unclaimed royalties of $10 or more. Check to see if you’re one of them here.
So, why would you have unclaimed royalties? Because you haven’t registered with us. We’re only able to distribute royalties to artists and rights owners who have registered with SoundExchange.
Registration is easier than ever, and you can do it online.
Streaming continues to change the music industry and provide more reasons than ever to register with SoundExchange. In fact, we distributed nearly $884 million in digital performance royalties last year alone.
Did you know you can take it a step further? You can also sign up to become a member of SoundExchange and earn lots of benefits. When you become a member, SoundExchange will collect your royalties domestically and worldwide because we have international partnerships in place that allow us to collect and pay artists and rights owners performance royalties when their music is played outside the U.S.
Here is a list of the benefits of membership.
So how do you become a member? At the end of your registration you will see our membership section. All you have to do is check a box and sign the form to become a member.
Or you can contact us at 1-800-961-2091 or firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us you want to become a member.
Our most important job here at SoundExchange is paying performance royalties to recording artists and rights owners. So when you’re at SXSW 2017, stop by the Artist Gifting Lounge in Ballroom F of the Austin Convention Center and let SoundExchange help you discover your royalties.