SoundExchange Announces New Reciprocal Digital Performance Royalty Collection Agreement in Canada

SoundExchange Announces New Reciprocal Digital Performance Royalty Collection Agreement in Canada

WASHINGTON – SoundExchange today announced the signing of a new reciprocal agreement to collect performance royalties on behalf of its recording artist and record label members for certain uses of their sound recordings in Canada.

The agreement also makes it possible for Canadian recording artists and record labels signed to ACTRA Recording Artists’ Collecting Society (RACS)); Société de gestion collective de l`Union des artistes (Artisti); Audio-Video Licensing Agency (AVLA); Musicians’ Rights Organization of Canada (MROC); and Société de gestion collective des droits des producteurs de phonogrammes et de vidéogrammes du Québec (SOPROQ)to receive digital performance royalties for the use of their sound recordings in the U.S. This agreement was brokered with Re:Sound, the Canadian not-for-profit Music Licensing Company on behalf of the five Canadian organizations.

SoundExchange, a U.S.-based music industry non-profit that helps the music and creative community thrive in the digital world, now holds more than20 international agreements with other sound recording performance collecting societies from around the world.

“This agreement with Re:Sound is the most recent example of our efforts to maximize worldwide royalty payments for our recording artist and record label members, in every way possible,” said SoundExchange President Michael Huppe. “As such, we are increasing our foreign reciprocal agreements, ensuring that U.S.-based recording artists and labels receive payment for their digital performances wherever their sound recordings are used – whether in Canada or around the globe.”

The collection of international royalties is one of the many benefits available to anyone that registers and becomes a member with SoundExchange. For more information on SoundExchange’s international efforts or to become a member, visit our International Partners page.