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Neighboring Rights, SoundExchange, & How US Artists Lose Out – Music Copyrights & Royalties Pt 6


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.

Check out the rest of the series:
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Part 3:
Part 4:
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