Do I need a digital royalty broker to be paid?

No. SoundExchange is the sole organization designated by the U.S. Library of Congress to collect and distribute digital performance royalties for sound recordings.

Recently, a handful of independent entities attempting to operate as brokers have begun to emerge, soliciting fees from creators (i.e., $19.99 per month) in return for providing what they consider an estimate of royalties a creator may be owed by SoundExchange.

Brokers such as these are not authorized SoundExchange partners or affiliates, and SoundExchange does not work with brokers or third-party vendors in this capacity. Therefore, we cannot comment on their methodology or offer insight into the accuracy of the information they distribute.

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