If you wish to opt-out of SoundExchange collection through CD Baby, you need to do two things in order to collect all the money you are owed.
- Cancel SoundExchange from within your CD Baby Members account.
- Claim the Sound Recording Copyright Owner (SRCO) share of your Sound Recording(s) from within your SoundExchange Direct (SX Direct) account.
Step ONE: Cancel SoundExchange from within your CD Baby Members account.
Follow the steps below to cancel from SoundExchange:
- Login to your account at cdbaby.com
- From your Account Dashboard, click on the "Albums & Singles" header
- Click on the gray "View/Edit" button next to the submission you want to cancel
- From the Title Overview, scroll down and click on the "Distribution" header
- Click on "Cancellation Options" then select on "Cancel from specific partners"
- Select SoundExchange from the list of Digital Partners then click "Next"
- Click "Submit"
Following these steps will remove our claim to the Sound Recording Copyright Owner (SRCO) share of your recordings.
Step TWO: Claim the Sound Recording Copyright Owner (SRCO) share of your Sound Recording(s) from within your SoundExchange Direct (SX Direct) account.
You need to be registered with SoundExchange in order 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.
Claiming the SRCO share of a recording that CD Baby has been claiming on your behalf means you will be overriding our existing claim which may trigger an "overlap" in your SXDirect account. 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."