SoundExchange helps the music and creative community thrive in the digital age. SoundExchange is the independent nonprofit performance rights organization that collects and distributes digital performance royalties to featured artists and copyright holders.

We represent recording artists – from unsigned a cappella to acid rock to multi-platinum stars and master rights owners including major and independent record labels. It’s our job to ensure that these artists and copyright holders are compensated when their work is broadcast by non-interactive digital radio. 

SoundExchange is comprised of music afficiandos, technology and data buffs – many of them budding musicians themselves.

SoundExchange has international partnerships in place that allow us to collect and pay artist and right holders royalties even when their music is played outside the U.S.

The Copyright Royalty Board, which is appointed by The U.S. Library of Congress, has entrusted SoundExchange as the sole entity in the United States to collect and distribute these digital performance royalties on behalf of featured recording artists, master rights owners (like record labels), and independent artists who record and own their masters. 

Additional Info

  • Headquarters: Washington D.C.