15. September 2009 07:30
If you are an artist with recorded music on the internet and are not registered with SoundExchange, you may want to check the SoundExchange Unpaid Artist list to see if you or someone you know is on it (and then get signed up whether you are on the list or not):
Why sign up with SoundExchange? Becuase they pay artists/labels internet royalites. From the SoundExchange website:
"SoundExchange is an independent, nonprofit performance rights organization that is designated by the U.S. Copyright Office to collect and distribute digital performance royalties for featured recording artists and sound recording copyright owners (usually a record label) when their sound recordings are performed on digital cable and satellite television music, internet and satellite radio (such as XM and Sirius). SoundExchange currently represents over 3,500 record labels and over 31,000 featured artists. Its members include both signed and unsigned recording artists; small, medium and large independent record companies; and major label groups and artist-owned labels."