SoundExchange posts record royalty payments

US performance rights for sound recordings SoundExchange has announced total year-end royalty payments reaching $802.6 million (up 4% from $773.4 million in 2014).

Overall, SoundExchange - whose sister company in the UK is PPL - has paid $3 billion cumulatively in digital royalties to recording artists and labels since 2003.  

During the fourth quarter of 2015 distribution also increased, totaling $211.4 million (up 16% from $182.8 million the prior year). The figures presented by SoundExchange were achieved before the ...

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