October 20, 2005
Tens of thousands of musicians stand to gain from SoundExchange—an non-profit organization, created by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), whose purpose is to pay out royalties to scores of session players and vocalists who are owed money from tracks released between 1996 and 2000. A 1995 federal law states that musicians, regardless of whether or not they have songwriting credit, are entitled to royalties from tracks played on satellite radio, Internet radio, and cable radio. SoundExchange is seeking out the approximately 30,000 musicians that still haven’t registered with them. For more info—and, if qualified, to register—click on over to soundexchange.com.