Cancelling CD Baby collection from SoundExchange
The only way to cancel CD Baby collection from SoundExchange is by claiming the Sound Recording Copyright Owner (SRCO) share of your Sound Recording(s) from within a SoundExchange Direct (SX Direct) account.
Here's how to do it:
- You need to be registered with SoundExchange to have a SXDirect account. If you haven't done so, you'll need to start by registering with SoundExchange as a performer and SRCO.
- Once you've registered with SoundExchange, you will need to sign up for SXDirect, then search and claim your recordings. You can also submit new recordings from within your SXDirect account.
- Claiming the SRCO share of a recording that CD Baby has been claiming on your behalf means you will be overriding our existing claim. This may trigger an "overlap" in your SXDirect account, wherein two entities are collecting for the same dates. Not to worry: CD Baby has an automatic release policy if a SRCO asserts rights to a Sound Recording that we are currently claiming.*
- Overlaps should resolve automatically within 90 days of being created because CD Baby will not attempt to maintain our claim to your Sound Recordings. You can find more information on overlaps and disputes on SoundExchange's website. Please note: Any recordings that CD Baby is claiming will show a claim from "Audio & Video Labs, Inc."
*Note: If you choose to claim all rights "from inception," the resulting overlap may include payments already collected by CD Baby and paid to your CD Baby account. If you select this option, the SoundExchange payments you have already received may be reversed. For this reason, we do not recommend claiming "from inception."
Follow the instructions outlined above to collect 100% of revenue generated at SoundExchange from your Sound Recordings. If you do not claim the SRCO share of your recordings, CD Baby will continue to claim your recordings and collect your SoundExchange revenue. This revenue will be paid out to you through your CD Baby account.