How are the funds from SoundExchange different from income from Spotify or other streaming services?

Spotify is an interactive service and negotiates its rates directly with labels or their distributors and pays them directly. We get paid on your behalf by companies like Spotify.

Rates for non-interactive streams (like Pandora) are set by the government and paid to SoundExchange or negotiated directly with the distributor. We will collect these royalties from SoundExchange on your behalf if you have not registered with them directly.

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