Sound Director has recently launched a streamlined reporting tool in partnership and exclusively with Broadcast Music Inc. This feature will allow Sound Director users to easily upload a report of the selections that have been played using Sound Director to BMI. This is in accordance with new policies BMI will be requesting of teams and organizations that play copyrighted music selections at live sporting events. By having a listing of the songs and artists that are being played, BMI can better distribute royalties to the artists they represent.
Broadcast Music, Inc.® (BMI) is an American performing right organization that represents more than 375,000 songwriters, composers and music publishers in all genres of music and more than 6.5 million works. BMI’s most recent financial results, $839 million in performing right collections for its fiscal year ending June 30, 2007, were the highest for any copyright organization in the world. BMI has represented the most popular and beloved music from around the world for over 65 years. The non-profit-making U.S. corporation collects license fees from businesses that use music, which it then distributes as royalties to the musical creators and copyright owners it represents.