WHO WE ARE

about soundexchange

SoundExchange champions all creators so they can create.

As the premier music tech organization on a mission to power the future of music, SoundExchange was independently formed in 2003 to build a fairer, simpler, and more efficient music industry through technology, data, and advocacy. The only organization designated by the U.S. government to administer the Section 114 sound recording license, SoundExchange collects and distributes digital performance royalties on behalf of 570,000 music creators and growing.

Through proprietary music tech solutions that turn data into accurate revenue, SoundExchange has paid more than $9 billion in distributions to date.

INCEPTION
2003
Empowered to collect and distribute digital performance royalties to copyright owners and performers.
2003
EXCEEDS $100M
2008
Exceeds $100 million in total digital royalty payments distributed.
2008
Exceeds $1B
2012
Exceeds $1 billion in total digital royalty payments distributed.
2012
Monthly Payments
2014
Implements Monthly payments to expedite delivery of digital royalty payments.
2014
SoundExchange Direct
2014
Introduces SoundExchange Direct to empower creators to manage their music repertoire, including review of payment details and tracking of recordings.
2014
ISRC SEARCH
2016
Introduces ISRC search site to enable entire music industry to search and get access to company’s extensive database of sound recording information.
2016
Acquires CMRRA
2017
Acquires Canadian rights agency CMRRA
2017
EXCEEDS $5B
2018
Exceeds $5 billion in total digital royalty payments distributed.
2018
INTRODUCES MDX
2018
Introduces Music Data Exchange (MDX) solution to facilitate the exchange of sound recording and publishing data and ownership claims between record labels and music publishers.
2018
MMA
2018
Driving force behind the Music Modernization Act, which modernizes music licensing laws to better facilitate legal licensing of music by digital services and grant digital royalty rights to pre-1972 sound recordings.
2018
MY CATALOG
2019
Enhances SoundExchange Direct portal to give music creators with increased control and transparency into their royalty accounts through greater self-service.
2019
Designated by the RIAA
2020
Designated by the RIAA as the authoritative source of International Standard Recording Code data in the United States.
2020
TOP WORKPLACE
2021
Named by The Washington Post as a top Washington-area workplace.
2021
Exceeds $9B
2022
Exceeds $9 billion in total digital royalty payments distributed.
2022

OUR AFFILIATES

Through its affiliates SXWorks and CMRRA, SoundExchange provides back-end administrative solutions and tools that make it easier for publishers to share data with other players in the industry and search for unpaid digital uses of their repertoire.

INTERNATIONAL PARTNERS

SoundExchange works with international partners in over 50 countries to collect performance royalties for artists and rights owners when their music is played overseas.

Armenia, Cyprus, India, Japan, South Korea
Australia, New Zealand
Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Ukraine, United Kingdom
Canada, Jamaica, Mexico
Brazil

EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP

Michael Huppe

Michael Huppe

President & CEO
Michael Huppe sets the strategic direction of SoundExchange. In doing so, he oversees the company’s efforts to launch new lines of business, creates new data and technology solutions for the music industry, and advocates on behalf of the company’s over half a million creator community...
Anjula Singh

Anjula Singh

CFO & COO
Anjula Singh is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations as well as the financial outlook of SoundExchange.
Scott Day

Scott Day

Chief Technology Officer
As chief technology officer, Scott Day oversees the technology systems and infrastructure that make SoundExchange the premier music tech organization.
Tim Dadson

Tim Dadson

General Counsel
Tim Dadson oversees all legal functions at SoundExchange, including regulatory issues, enforcement programs, rate proceedings, corporate governance and compliance.
Tommy Korpinen

Tommy Korpinen

Chief Business Development Officer
Tommy Korpinen leads business development and drives a growth strategy that expands of the company’s digital footprint, business partnerships, and leadership in reshaping the business future of music.  

SENIOR TEAM

Luis Bonilla

Luis Bonilla

Senior Vice President, Operations
Emily Fulp

Emily Fulp

Senior Vice President, Executive Office
Brieanne Jackson

Brieanne Jackson

Deputy General Counsel
Stephanie Werner

Stephanie Werner

Vice President, Brand Marketing & Industry Engagement
Michael Levi

Michael Levi

Vice President, Finance
Linda Bloss-Baum

Linda Bloss-Baum

VP Government & Public Affairs
Barry Levine

Barry Levine

Vice President, Strategic Partnerships
Amy Bailer

Amy Bailer

Vice President, Human Resources

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Richard Burgess

American Association of Independent Music (A2IM)

David Byrne

Artist

Duncan Crabtree-Ireland

Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA)

Jay L. Cooper, Esq.

West Coast Entertainment Practice; Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Andrea Finkelstein

Sony Music Entertainment, Inc.

Jon Glass

Warner Music Group (WMG)

Mitch Glazier

Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA)

Jessica Goldenberg

Warner Music Group (WMG)

Ray Hair

American Federation of Musicians (AFM) of the US & Canada

Michael Hausman

Michael Hausman Artist Management

Alasdair McMullan

Universal Music Group

Kendall Minter

Greenspoon Marder, LLP

Patrick Rains

Patrick Rains & Associates/ PRA Records

Martha Reeves

Artist

Laurie Soriano

King, Holmes, Paterno & Soriano, LLP

Darius Van Arman

Secretly Group and Secretly Distribution

Jeff Walker

Sony Music Entertainment, Inc.

Victor Zaraya

Concord

OUR VALUES

An organization is not only defined by what it does, but how it does it. SoundExchange is guided by these principles.