NPR DS will prepare, gather and coordinate SoundExchange compliant royalty reporting for entities covered under Corporation for Public Broadcasting and SoundExchange agreement through 2020.

New Look for SoundExchange for Stations

Feb 23, 2018

If you are an NFCB or non-member station submitting for Soundexchange Quarter 1 2018 in April this pertains to you. If you are a member station that currently uses Composer 2, please do not continue reading.


We are excited to announce that SoundExchange reporting has received a facelift! In an effort to make the SoundExchange processing easier and more accurate for stations we are retiring the old Public Interactive interface and allowing stations to use Composer 2 to submit for SoundExchange reporting.

SoundExchange Vs. BMI/ASCAP/SESAC

May 23, 2016

A question I get asked occasionally is what exactly is the interaction between the CPB/SX agreement and other performing rights agencies.

Q: Do SoundExchange reports supersede or replace the reports we file with BMI, ASCAP or SESAC?

SoundExchange agreement extended through 2020

Jan 22, 2016

We are pleased to announce that the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and NPR have reached an agreement with SoundExchange that will continue to allow public broadcasters to stream (music) sound recordings over the Internet for five years starting on January 1, 2016, when the current agreement expires.

Revising annual fees for SoundExchange reporting services

Oct 1, 2014

Effective January 1, 2015 NPR Digital Services has revised the annual fees for Music reporting services.  NPR Digital Services is the sole reporting service for all radio stations choosing to have their digital performances of music covered by the CPB blanket music licenses. Billing for music reporting will be based on 4th Quarter reporting stations, and any stations that subsequently report.

SoundExchange Streaming File Format Standard Announced

Dec 9, 2012

The Q4 reporting period is approaching, please submit your reports now or before January 5, 2013. Get complete SX reporting details.

New SoundExchange Contact at DS

Jun 25, 2012

After three fun-filled years as the host of this great SoundExchange reporting party, I'm sad to say that I will be leaving NPR Digital Services at the end of this week. My last day here will be this Friday, June 29th.

(Un)fortunately, just because I'm leaving doesn't mean the SoundExchange party will end! Your reporting will continue to work just like it has been, at least through the end of 2015. The only difference will be you'll now have a different SoundExchange contact person here at Digital Services.

Digital Services to Provide SoundExchange Reporting through 2015

Jun 11, 2012

Since 2009, NPR Digital Services (formerly Public Interactive) has served as the reporting agency for public broadcasters covered by the CPB-SoundExchange Webcasting Agreement.

Under the terms of the agreement, CPB pays the fees for the royalties, and public radio stations covered under the agreement report their streaming music usage. CPB will pay these royalties to SoundExchange until the current agreement expires on December 31, 2015.

SoundExchange on Social Media

May 23, 2012

Looking for something new to like on Facebook? Or for a new Twitter account to follow? Or how about a newYouTube channel to subscribe to? Well, then, how’s about hooking up with our friends at SoundExchange viasocial media?

That’s right, everybody’s favorite performing rights organization is very active in the social media world. Here are some of the ways that you can interact with them: