SXWorks Launches New Services for Music Publishers and Songwriters

SXWorks Launches New Services for Music Publishers and Songwriters

By William Glanz

We make stuff.

We developed the International Standard Recording Code (ISRC) Search in March 2016.

We launched NOI LOOKUP in January.

We unveiled Music Data Exchange (MDX) just a few weeks ago.

Last week, SXWorks, a subsidiary of SoundExchange, launched NOI Premium Services.

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The Problem We’re Solving

NOI Premium Services builds upon NOI LOOKUP, the tool launched in January to help music publishers and songwriters search the more than 70 million address unknown Notice of Intention to Use (NOI) filings made with the U.S. Copyright Office.

NOI Premium Services will give publishers and songwriters more opportunities to claim unpaid mechanical royalties from digital service providers (DSPs) and facilitate communication for creators with DSPs and the Copyright Office.

What are the Services?

I thought you’d ask.

The new NOI Premium Services are Works Claiming and Recordation.

Works Claiming helps publishers submit ownership claims and works shares to a digital service provider for its use of a musical work. NOI Premium Services customers upload their works claims to SXWorks. SXWorks then sorts, formats and aggregates the uploaded file and forwards the rights owner’s claim and information to the proper contact at the DSPs. A flat fee of $100 covers the cost of submitting up to three Works Claiming spreadsheets during a one-year period, each with up to 500 titles listed.

Recordation services take the Works Claiming tool a step further. If a songwriter or publisher requests the Recordation service, SXWorks will facilitate submission of the proper information and documents to the Copyright Office so the Office’s records are current and DSPs can locate a publisher’s contact information and ownership data. The recordation fee is $75 per submission plus fees charged by the Copyright Office.

“These new services represent the next step in the evolution of NOI LOOKUP. We know that giving publishers more control by creating new tools will help us chip away at the problem surrounding NOIs and unpaid royalties,” Huppe said. “It’s also important to note that NOI LOOKUP and NOI Premium Services represent the latest innovation – following our International Standard Recording Code (ISRC) Search and our new Music Data Exchange (MDX) program launched last month – to help publishers and songwriters by bringing transparency and efficiency to the music industry.”

What Now?

To learn more about the new Works Claiming and Recordation services, read our FAQs here.

While you do that, we’ll keep on making stuff.