Are you feeling stressed, unhappy and overwhelmed by the effort to complete and submit your Q2 2011 SoundExchange reporting data to us at NPR Digital Services (due date THIS FRIDAY, July 8, by the by)? Well, first off, take a deep breath and consider having an adult beverage. Everything will OK… Feel better? Good.
Now, it may be that there are other SoundExchange reporting options available to you.
The fine legal minds at Garvey Schubert Barer have produced an updated version of their chart comparing and contrasting the various SoundExchange royalty rates and terms. It may be that your station qualifies for different payment and reporting terms under one of the many webcasting agreements that have been made with SoundExchange (e.g., college broadcasters, microcasters, etc.) You can download the latest version right here.
NPR Digital Services cannot provide any other information or advice on any of these other reporting agreements. We simply present this chart to be helpful and refer you to your own legal counsel to fully understand all of the options, and associated requirements and responsibilities, that may be available to your station.
Should your station choose to opt-out of coverage under the CPB-SoundExchange agreement, in order to report and/or pay SoundExchange under different terms, please let us know and we’ll tell you what you need to do to opt-out from the CPB deal.