THE LARGEST GLOBAL NEIGHBORING RIGHTS ORGANIZATION
SoundExchange is the largest global neighboring rights organization in the world. We have collection agreements with counterpart organizations in countries across the globe covering 80% of the neighboring rights market outside of the US. These agreements allow us to collect and pay the artist and rights owner royalties when their music is played in those countries.
You must be a SoundExchange member and complete an International Mandate to take advantage of this international collection service. We are constantly adding new agreements, increasing the collection of international royalties for you.
Why collect internationally with SoundExchange?
With more than 20 years of experience, international agreements with foreign Collective Management Organizations (CMOs) already in place, and at the center of Data and Tech, SoundExchange is perfectly positioned to administer your creations globally. More than 200,000 performers and 170,000 rights owners already trust us to handle their Neighboring Rights overseas.
Not only do we distribute more cross-border payments than anyone else in this space, we also operate (and match) in the largest music market in the world, across 3,600 licensees, 600,000 accounts, and a database of 60+ million unique sound recordings. We are constantly honing our best-in-class, AI-enabled, and patented matching technology by processing 35+ billion performances every month. And we can match text in any language, using UTF-8 character sets.
SoundExchange’s foreign mandates cover all forms of Sound Recording performing rights, and we can collect the exact same royalties that are available to foreign CMOs in their own territories. We administer the complexity of the data exchanges for you, and we register your contributions, your repertoire and your creations on your behalf. All you need to do is register with SoundExchange, become a member, select the territories where you want us to represent you, and submit your creations though our SoundExchange Direct portal. We’ll handle the rest and work with you to maximize your foreign collections.
We have one of the lowest overall administration rates in the industry. That means more money into the pockets of performers and rights owners. Performing is what you do best, making sure you get paid is what we do best.
If you need to update your membership, visit SXDirect to upgrade your Membership Enrollment via the Membership Status column on the homepage of SXDirect.
SoundExchange works with international partners in over 50 countries to collect performance royalties for artists when their music is played overseas.
COLLECT INTERNATIONALLY WITH SOUNDEXCHANGE
Looking to collect internationally? Become a SoundExchange Member. SoundExchange covers 80% of the global neighboring rights market. We have collection agreements with counterpart organizations in countries across the globe.