Have you ever heard of SoundExchange? If you are a gospel recording artist, owner of songs, contributed to songs or even the producer, you should become a member of SoundExchange.
“SoundExchange is an independent, nonprofit performance rights organization. SoundExchange is the non-profit performance rights organization that collects statutory royalties from satellite radio (such as SIRIUS XM), internet radio, cable TV music channels and similar platforms for streaming sound recordings. 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.”
Even if you are a member of BMI, ASCAP or SESAC, you still need to check with SoundExchange. For, they are the only entity that ensures you are paid “digital royalties.”
The registration is free. Even back-up musicians and session players should register with SoundExchange. In other words, if your music is being played on the Internet, satellite radio, cable TV music channels and similar platforms for streaming sound recordings” you may have money waiting for you at SoundExchange.
Here are some of the groups of this genre that are listed in SoundExchange database:
The King Sisters, The Bolton Brothers, The Racy Brothers, The Bollock Brothers, The Lumzy Sisters, The Swanee Quintet, The Canton Spirituals, The Turner Brothers, Master’s Choice, The Brooklyn All-Stars, The National Juniors, The Pillars Of Fire, B. T. Green & The Christian Harmonettes, The Bell Singers of Memphis, The Windy City Spiritualaires, The Harmonizing Four, The Williams Brothers, The Anointed Sons of Jersey, The Williams Singers, Second Chance, Spencer Taylor & The Highway QC’s, The Inspirers, Los Angeles Gospel Messengers, The Brewer Brothers, The Pilgrim Jubilees, The Gospel All-Stars, The Gospel Demonstrators, The Gospel Gents, The Crowns of Joy, The Birmingham Jubilee Singers, Paul Beasley, Luther Barnes and The Sunset Jubilaires, Donnie, Darryl & The Joy Boyz, Brothers & Sisters with Elder Troy Jackson, The Jones Family, The Texas Boyz, The Yancey Brothers and The Mighty Aires.
Just because we did not mention your group’s name does not mean you are not listed in SoundExchange’s databases. We just wanted to give you some idea of the diverse listing of groups at SoundExchange. There are thousands of gospel singers (groups, soloists, choirs, and duets) in SoundExchange’s databases. So, check them out. They just might have m-o-n-e-y for you.