What music is CD Baby sending to Facebook?
You can opt-in to Facebook monetization any time that you sign-up a new release for distribution through CD Baby. If you already have releases distributed through CD Baby and opted-in to YouTube monetization, you don’t need to do a thing! Not opted-in yet? No problem! Just go to this section of your account dashboard and follow the prompts.
How does it work?
Although it functions much like YouTube Content ID, there will be no visual indicator (like a claim or ad) once you’re monetized. If you’ve opted-in for the Facebook Monetization program, your music is being monetized. In order to collect your publishing earnings from Facebook for songs you wrote, you will need to use CD Baby’s Pro Publishing service or have your publishing handled by an entity Facebook has licensed.
Why isn’t Facebook in the distribution business like Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon, etc?
For CD Baby clients, Facebook users will be able to upload videos that may contain music (or add music into video using features, e.g., Music in Instagram Stories). Since there’s a sync aspect to the service (music synced to user uploaded videos), we will treat Facebook like a sync licensing partner (like we do with YouTube Content ID). All you have to do is sign the Sync Addendum terms during the opt-in process.
When will CD Baby begin paying out earnings from Facebook?
CD Baby anticipates beginning to pay artists for Facebook monetization before the end of 2018. We will work diligently to pay artists as quickly as we can once we receive earnings.
How often will CD Baby payout earnings from Facebook?
CD Baby will pay out earnings quarterly, as we do for CD Baby YouTube Content ID.
Can I have two distributors deliver the same music to Facebook for monetization?
No, artists will need to grant one distributor exclusive rights to deliver and collect earnings from Facebook, just like with YouTube Content ID.
How much will I earn from CD Baby for its Facebook monetization program?
Like CD Baby YouTube Content ID, artists will earn 70% of what Facebook pays to CD Baby.
What territories will this be available to?
The World! Much like YouTube Content ID, we will monetize all music delivered to Facebook worldwide.
What if I find a Facebook page that i believe is replicating a music listening experience?
Facebook is not looking to enable users to create their own music listening experience on the platform through these licenses. If you find a Facebook profile/page that is uploading videos in a manner that attempts to create a music listening experience, please let us know by submitting a request using our Help Center link with the subject as “Facebook Music Listening Experience.”
How does CD Baby determine how much I’ll get paid for Facebook monetization?
CD Baby will pay you based on a combination of data used to quantify your payments. For more information, please contact us directly.
What rights are monetized through Facebook deal?
CD Baby’s Facebook monetization collects sound recording earnings from the platform. In order to collect your publishing earnings from Facebook for songs you wrote, you will need to use CD Baby’s Pro Publishing service or have your publishing handled by an entity Facebook has licensed. Add this to the numerous reasons why CD Baby’s Pro Publishing is a critical piece to collecting all that you are owed.
Ok, I read all about it. What if I’m still not interested?
If you don’t wish to participate in the Facebook Monetization service, you can always opt-out from your account dashboard. You can follow the instructions here.