US Copyright laws give music producers, artists, and song writers the right to charge fees for the performance of
their works. The US Congress has formalized some of these rights in the Digital Millennium Copyright Act and subsequent
actions, related to the broadcasting of music and other copyrighted works on the Internet. The Copyright Office has
endowed the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) with the formal authority to collect fees on behalf of its
membership. The RIAA has established a business unit named
SoundExchange for this purpose.
In addition to RIAA/SoundExchange, there are three other organizations that represent members of this trade and collect
performance fees; ASCAP,
BMI, and SESAC.
SurferNETWORK can help you stay compliant and assist you in completing your Sound Exchange reports.
From our Customer Control Panel, you will be able to see all of your song data, enter any syndicate information, and print your reports.
The calculator also emails your full census reports directly to you!
Data collection is simple with our system. We keep track of your listener counts all day, every day.
If you can connect your automation system to your streaming computer, we can also automatically gather your song data.
We can also include your syndicate programming in the Sound Exchange reports.
Login to the Customer Control Panel to double check that all your data is there and correct.
Calculate report numbers in our system with only a few clicks!
Fill out the online form with the numbers from the report.
Contact us by phone or submit a business inquiry online.
The SurferNETWORK.com Royalty Compliance page is intended for informational purposes only. SurferNETWORK provides software for generating Sound Exchange reporting requirements. SurferNETWORK does not offer legal advice to broadcasters seeking license and royalty compliance.