Registering your music on Soundreef is very simple and you do not need to own 100% of the rights to go through it.
Soundreef gives you in fact the possibility to choose between two different Rights Management modes for your tracks registration (“Individual” and “Partial”).
According to your necessities:
- you can manage 100% of your track either if you are the sole right holder or if you want to jointly register you tracks together with other Soundreef-registered (or about-to-be-registered) right holders (songwriters or publishers)à “Individual” Rights Management;
- you can separately manage only your shares for tracks that involve other right holdersà “Partial” Rights Management.
This practical help will accompany you through the discovering of the new Soundreef Music Registration procedure, that will suit each of your necessities:
- I own 100% of the rights with other right holders and you are going to individually sign up to Soundreefà “Individual” Rights Management.
- I do not own 100% of the rights and I want to collect my royalties separatelyà “Partial” Rights Management.
“Individual” Rights Management
Case 1 – “I am the sole right holder and I want to register my tracks” (“Individual” Rights Management)
After signing up to Soundreef, you can access the “Music” section of your account and select “Register Music”.
There you will find the above-mentioned “Rights Management” modes: “Individual” and “Partial”.
If you are the sole right holder and you own 100% of your composition rights (and you did not entrust a publisher with your music management), you can select the “Individual” Rights Management mode and fill in the required blanks (artist/band name, territories, song title, genre). It is important for you to correctly fill in all the required blanks, in order for your tracks to be well catalogued and easily detected when inserting the setlist (or “bordereau”) of your live events.
In the next page, you can report the rights shares. If you are the sole right holder and you indeed own 100% of your tracks, you’ll have to insert “50” and “50” in the “Composer” and “Publisher” corresponding blanks, both for “Performance” rights and “Mechanical” ones. This way, you’ll own 100% of your tracks rights.
If you own 100% of the Master Rights too, you can directly indicate “100”.
If you own 100% of the Master Rights, you’ll also have the possibility to register your music to the “In-store” service.
Once you’ve gone through this step, you’ll have to e-sign the List of Works (that you’ll find in the inbox of the email address you reported in the Soundreef registration form) and upload the mp3 of your track.
Case 2 – “Me and the other right holders own 100% of the rights and we’re all Soundreef-registered right holders (“Individual”)
If you are not the sole right holder and all the other ones have already signed up to Soundreef, in the “Register Music” page you’ll have to select the “Individual” Rights Management mode and fill in all the required blanks (artist/band name, territories, song title, genre).
You’ll have to report the other right holders’ names, as well as the shares each of them owns.
All the right holders indicated by the songwriter registering the tracks, will receive an email asking them to confirm the shares in the “Rights” section and sign up to Soundreef (in case they haven’t done it yet).
Please, be sure your rights shares total reaches 100%. On Soundreef, the publishing rights represent 50% of a track, same for the composition ones. In case a songwriter does not have a publishing contract, the publishing shares too can be split among the right holders.
As all the right holders are Soundreef-registered ones, you’ll have the possibility to move forward to the next step (List of Works e-signature) only as soon as all the right holders sign up to Soundreef (in case they haven’t done it yet) and accept the shares you proposed (Log in Rights).
All the right holders have to e-sign the List of Works they’ll receive in the inbox of the email address reported in the Soundreef registration form.
“Partial” Rights Management
Case 3 – “I do not own 100% of the rights and I want to collect my royalties only” (“Partial”)
If you do not own 100% of the rights and you want to separately collect your royalties, you can select the “Partial” Rights Management mode.
The latter best meets the needs of those right holders willing to sign up to Soundreef independently of the other right holders choices.
This Rights Management mode does not include the “Instore” service activation.
Soundreef services – General Rules
For all the music registration typologies, it is possible for you to select the specific territories and services involved in the Soundreef management of your music rights.
Icons you’ll find corresponding to your track’s title refer to the different types of services (BMS, IN, LE, OL, RT, MC):
BMS = Background Music In-Stores
IN = In-Store Network (not avaible for “Partial”-registered tracks)
LE = Live Events
MC = Mechanical rights
OL = Online
RT = Radio/Tv
If the icons related to a specific track are blue-coloured, it means either the music registration procedure was not completed with all the required information, or the List of Works has not been e-signed by all the right holders reported during the music registration itself.
Once the List of Works is signed, your tracks status will switch to “Active”.