New Tool Sheds Light on Database of Notice of Intention to Use (“NOI”) Filings made with the U.S. Copyright Office

New Tool Sheds Light on Database of Notice of Intention to Use (“NOI”) Filings made with the U.S. Copyright Office

Lack of transparency remains a big concern in the music industry. That’s why SXWorks, a subsidiary of SoundExchange, today launched NOI LOOKUP, a new service to help music publishers and songwriters search address unknown Notice of Intention to Use (NOI) filings submitted to the U.S. Copyright Office.

There are currently more than 60 million address unknown NOIs on file with the Copyright Office, and digital service providers (DSPs) filed an average of 2.5 million address unknown NOIs each month in 2017.

Before SXWorks launched NOI LOOKUP, a music publisher or songwriter had to download and decompress these filings and then review each filing individually to find uses of their musical works. The SXWorks NOI LOOKUP eliminates the hassle and makes it easy to search the NOI filings made with the Copyright Office.

The SXWorks NOI LOOKUP tool is available free of charge here and is the first tool designed to allow music publishers and songwriters to quickly and easily search address unknown filings for uses of their works.

That means more transparency.

Billboard profiled NOI LOOKUP in an article last month when SXWorks informed the music industry that it would be launching the service in early 2018. Read the Billboard story here.

SXWorks will add premium capabilities to NOI LOOKUP later in 2018.

To learn more about NOI LOOKUP and see a demonstration of its capabilities, watch this video.