How To Register With SoundExchange

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January 25, 2023 – It’s a new year, which means there may be royalties waiting for you. Even if you aren’t owed any royalties now, it’s important to register with SoundExchange so that when you have royalties available, everything is set up to get you paid.

Why should you register with SoundExchange?

SoundExchange is the sole organization that collects digital performance royalties for sound recordings in the United States. We pay royalties directly to music creators, offering monthly payments at one of the lowest administrative rates in the music industry and distributing most royalties within 45 days of receipt. Even better, you can opt in to receive monthly direct deposits or digital payments via Cash App, Venmo, PayPal or Zelle to ensure that you get the money you earned each month directly deposited into your account—no more waiting around on paper checks. 

Once you register, you also have the option to become a SoundExchange member. And get this, registration and membership are free. One of the many benefits of becoming a member is that SoundExchange offers members international royalty collection through agreements covering more than 85% of the world.

Where can you get started?

We’ve got you covered. This step-by-step guide walks you through the online registration process. To register today, visit