If you’ve been faithfully following our Basics of Music Copyrights and Royalties video series, congratulations. You’ve earned your Disc Makers Bachelor’s Degree.
This week I delve into Master’s Degree territory with a discussion on Neighboring Rights and SoundExchange, their collection society in the US.
There’s good news and bad news for American artists: yes, some royalties are available, but you’re shut out of a huge chunk of royalties. Worst of all, those royalties are collected, but get redistributed to other artists.
In this week’s video I discuss:
-What are neighboring rights?
-Who gets paid neighboring rights?
-Why are US artists ineligible to receive a sizeable chunk of the neighboring rights royalties that have been collected?
-What is SoundExchange, and which neighboring rights can they collect on your behalf?
-How do you get your share?
WARNING: You may feel cheated after watching this video.
Now go out and get what’s yours.
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