2011-2015 CPB/SoundExchange AgreementJanuary 11th, 2011 by Phil Johnson
Thanks to all who have submitted Q4 2010 SoundExchange reporting data! We’re plowing through the mountain of data (and still tracking down a few of you stragglers) and will be generating and submitting the final reports to SoundExchange later this month. Per usual, I’ll blog about the report totals when the reports are done and submitted.
In the meantime, I must call your attention to another important matter: the new agreement between the CPB and SoundExchange which took effect as of January 1. I’ve written previously about the old and new agreements and that, while the new agreement keeps the same reporting requirements for stations, everyone – yes, everyone – must again opt-in for coverage under the new agreement.
This week the CPB launched a new Internet Music Rights web site, through which eligible stations can affirm their intent to comply with the terms of the new agreement, which is in effect from 2011 through the end of 2015.
So, if you haven’t already, go to the site, log in if you’ve previously registered and have credentials, or register with the CPB and complete the opt-in process. After that, if you haven’t already, register with Public Interactive so that we can begin accepting your quarterly data and submitting reports on your behalf. Stations that have previously registered with Public Interactive do NOT need to register with us again.
Remember, if you don’t opt-in for coverage under the new deal, you are on your own for paying royalties and reporting to SoundExchange – even if you were covered under the old agreement.
Got it? OK, as always, contact me with questions and don’t wait – get covered now!