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2020 Minimum Fee Form
Statement of Account
Commercial CRB Webcaster
1. DUE DATE FOR ANNUAL MINIMUM FEE
If initial 2020 streaming occurs between January 1 and January 31, 2020, this annual minimum fee form and payment is due by January
If initial 2020 streaming occurs between February 1 and December 31, 2020, this annual minimum fee form and payment is due by 45
days after the end of the month in which initial 2020 streaming occurs.
II. ELIGIBILITY FOR COMMERCIAL WEBCASTER (CRB) RATES AND TERMS
The Licensee identified above hereby declares that it is eligible for the rates and terms for the statutory licenses for the making of
ephemeral phonorecords and digital audio transmissions of sound recordings by Commercial Webcasters published at 37 CFR Part 380.
The Licensee also acknowledges that it is required to calculate royalties (monthly Statements of account), online at
https://licenseedirect.soundexchange.com/ calculating year-to-date liability, within 45 days after the end of each month.
The Licensee further acknowledges that services are required to submit Reports of Use on a monthly (or, in some instances, quarterly)
basis, as described in the notice and recordkeeping terms. For more information regarding these and other obligations, please visit
SoundExchange will not confirm receipt of payments delivered by mail. If a service requires confirmation of receipt, please use
SoundExchange Licensee Direct, registered mail, return receipt requested, or an express/overnight delivery service with tracking ability.
III. MULTIPLE STATIONS/CHANNELS
Commercial Webcasters operating multiple stations or channels may choose to consolidate all stations and channels into a single
monthly Statement of Account and Report of Use. Services may also submit separate monthly Statements of Account per station or
channel and separate Reports of Use. The choice to submit stations or channels in a consolidated or per station manner should be
consistent during each calendar year, and changing this submission format should occur only beginning January of the subsequent
calendar year. Please indicate your selection on page 2 of this form.
Services that have filed a Notice of Use of Sound Recordings under Statutory License with the Copyright Office are obligated to comply
with all requirements of the statutory licenses under Sections 112 and 114 of the Copyright Act. It is the responsibility of each such
service to ensure that it is in full compliance with the requirements of the statutory licenses under 17 U.S.C. §§ 112 & 114.
SoundExchange is not in a position to determine whether each of the many services that rely on these statutory licenses is eligible for
statutory licensing and does not in fact make any such determination. Nor does SoundExchange verify that such services are in full
compliance with all applicable requirements of the two statutory licenses. Accordingly, SoundExchange’s acceptance of services’
payment does not express or imply any acknowledgment that a service is in compliance with the requirements of the statutory licenses
or otherwise eligible to rely on the statutory licenses. SoundExchange, its members and other copyright owners reserve all their rights
to take enforcement action against a service that is not in compliance with those requirements, regardless of any royalty payments
such service may have made to SoundExchange.
V. SUBMITTING: If you already have a Licensee Direct Account, and do not need to make any changes from your 2019 form, please log
in to Licensee Direct to confirm and certify your 2020 form, and (if desired) submit payment online.
If you do not already have a Licensee Direct account, or need to make changes from your 2019 form, please email this form to
firstname.lastname@example.org and request access or the applicable changes. If your service is new you will receive an
email invitation to Licensee Direct shortly after receipt of this form. After you gain access to Licensee Direct, or after the changes have
been made to your account, please submit your payment online or by mail.
To pay via check, please mail the check and a hard copy of this form to:
P.O. Box 75202
Baltimore, MD 21275-5202
Please email email@example.com with any questions.
If using a courier or overnight delivery:
Lockbox Services 75202
Wells Fargo Bank
7175 Columbia Gateway Drive
Attn: SoundExchange, Inc., Lockbox 75202
Columbia, MD 21046