Yes you can, and many artists do. If you want to go direct to SoundExchange, you should absolutely do that. However, we have found that the SoundExchange registration process (especially when registering as a sound recording copyright owner) can be confusing and tends to trip up artists. Therefore many CD Baby artists have never registered to collect these royalties. In that event, we’ll inform SoundExchange who the rights holder is, and collect unclaimed royalties on your behalf.
Articles in this section
- VIDEO: What is SoundExchange?
- Does CD Baby collect digital performance royalties from SoundExchange?
- VIDEO: Does CD Baby collect from SoundExchange?
- What are digital performance royalties for sound recordings? (Also known as non-interactive royalties)
- How are the funds from SoundExchange different from income from Spotify or other streaming services?
- So, what happens if I have unclaimed royalties at SoundExchange?
- What happens to my unclaimed royalties being held at SoundExchange if they are never claimed?
- Can’t artists get these royalties directly from SoundExchange?
- I’m already registered with SoundExchange to collect royalties directly. Will CD Baby try and collect on my behalf?
- What if I’m not registered with SoundExchange, may have unclaimed royalties, but still do not want CD Baby registering my unclaimed songs?