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Music Data Exchange: Linking Recordings and Compositions


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The lack of an efficient workflow to establish timely and authoritative linking of compositions to sound recordings is an incredible stumbling block in the music industry, arguably the most inefficient link in today’s royalty chain. When a label releases a track, it is frequently (almost always?) unclear who the publisher is and/or what their royalty share of that composition is. The problem is compounded by the fact that many songs have multiple writers and multiple publishers. The need to make this link and establish shares won’t ever go away.

The Fix: In cooperation with U.S. record labels and music publishers, SoundExchange has developed and launched a hub that centralizes the exchange of data between labels and publishers, gives publishers full visibility to claimed and unclaimed percentages and allows publishers to communicate their shares. The new Music Data Exchange (MDX) portal provides a workflow and central database for real-time, pre-release, highly automated (via DDEX messaging), efficient exchanges of data, resulting in owner-established links between new release recordings and their underlying compositions.

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Music Data Exchange: Linking Recordings and Compositions

  1. 1. POWEREDBY MUSIC DATA EXCHANGE: LinkingRecordings&Compositions Jonathan Bender SoundExchange POWEREDBY
  2. 2. POWEREDBY CompositionsRecordings POWEREDBY
  3. 3. POWEREDBYPOWEREDBY The Basics behind MDX Labels Music Services Broadcasters USERSOF RECORDINGS NEED TO PAY Mechanical Royalties Sync Royalties Performance Royalties WRITERS& PUBLISHERS
  4. 4. POWEREDBY Luckyforyou, this is NOT acopyrightclass But,usersdoneedtoknowwho to pay POWEREDBY
  5. 5. POWEREDBY Howdotheyfindoutwhotopay? POWEREDBY
  6. 6. POWEREDBY HundredsofLabels POWEREDBY HundredsofPublishers ThousandsofNewRecordingseachweek BillionsofStreams EMAILDOESN’TSCALE Andthere’snodatabase…
  8. 8. POWEREDBY SoundExchangeinconjunctionwith: POWEREDBY RIAA NMPA Best Practices Working Group Labels Publishers
  9. 9. POWEREDBY Hundreds of Labels, Thousands of Recordings Hundreds of Publishers One place forall requests “Call and Response”Automated data feeds & bulk tools POWEREDBY ANewWay
  11. 11. POWEREDBY Screenshots (site is live @
  12. 12. POWEREDBY A secure site for labels & publishers
  13. 13. POWEREDBY A secure site for labels & publishers Register your company here
  14. 14. POWEREDBY Home page: Incoming requests for publishing data
  15. 15. POWEREDBY And manage split issues
  16. 16. POWEREDBY Search a database of works and shares Download recording data with verified publishing shares
  17. 17. POWEREDBY Claim your shares See all verified shares
  18. 18. POWEREDBY Use DDEX for automated data exchange
  19. 19. POWEREDBY WhatdoesMDXgetyou? POWEREDBY Accuracy Timeliness Efficiency Sanity Visibility
  20. 20. POWEREDBY Freeto labels and publishers Supported by the industry Goodfor the industry ASolutionfortheIndustry POWEREDBY
  22. 22. POWEREDBY Thanksverymuch Questions? POWEREDBY