SoundExchange’s SXWorks launches premium features for NOI copyright tool

Michael Huppe, President and CEO at Sound Exchange

SoundExchange subsidiary SXWorks has expanded its NOI LOOKUP tool to further help music publishers and songwriters accurately claim mechanical royalties for unmatched works.

The service now includes a Works Claiming and Recordation function under a NOI Premium Services band.

Works Claiming helps publishers submit ownership claims and works shares to a digital service provider for the use of a musical work.

NOI Premium Services customers upload their works claims to SXWorks, which are then forwarded to the contact at the DSPs, as identified by the publisher that filed NOIs for the musical work in question.

A flat fee of $100 covers the cost of submitting up to three Works Claiming spreadsheets during a one-year period, each with up to 500 titles listed.

If a songwriter or publisher requests the Recordation service, SXWorks will submit the proper information and documents to the Copyright Office so records are current and DSPs can locate a publisher’s contact information and ownership data.

The recordation fee is $75 per submission plus fees charged by the Copyright Office.

NOI LOOKUP launched in January as a free service to help music publishers and songwriters search the more than 70 million address unknown Notice of Intention to Use (NOI) filings made with the U.S. Copyright Office.

“We know that giving publishers more control by creating new tools will help us chip away at the problem surrounding NOIs and unpaid royalties.”

michael huppe, sxworks

Michael Huppe, Chairman of the Board of SXWorks, said: “Development of NOI Premium Services is a direct result of interest in our NOI LOOKUP service and the demand for more services from the publishers who use NOI LOOKUP.

“Since the introduction of NOI LOOKUP, songwriters and publishers have asked us to advance our efforts to help them get paid fairly and accurately.

“These new services represent the next step in the evolution of NOI LOOKUP.

“We know that giving publishers more control by creating new tools will help us chip away at the problem surrounding NOIs and unpaid royalties.

“It’s also important to note that NOI LOOKUP and NOI Premium Services represent the latest innovation – following our International Standard Recording Code (ISRC) Search and our new Music Data Exchange (MDX) program launched last month – to help publishers and songwriters by bringing transparency and efficiency to the music industry.”

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