US performance rights body SoundExchange announces $1bn in digital royalty payments

US performance rights body SoundExchange announces $1bn in digital royalty payments

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New SoundExchange has announced a major milestone of $1 billion in digital royalty payments to recording artists and record labels since its inception in 2000. SoundExchange is the non-profit performance rights organization that represents the entire US recorded music industry. Prior to 1995, sound recording copyright owners (SRCO) in the US...
US performance rights body SoundExchange announces $1bn in digital royalty payments
                                       

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