Royalty Reporting

This article is written for Program Directors

Futuri offers several types of reporting tools to help your station put together your required streaming royalty reporting.

Different stations are required to report different types of streaming data, based on which country they're located in, how big they are, and whether they have commercial or non-commercial licenses. If you're not sure how you should be reporting streaming royalties, check with your station's legal counsel. Futuri may also be able to help point you in the right direction.

This article will outline the three most common types of royalty reporting required for our partner stations:

Total Listening Hours

Smaller stations may only need to report a Total Listening Hours (TLH) figure for a month or quarter. You can find this number in ARM, broken down by month, and you can pull your station's TLH for a custom date range using ARM.

If you need a login for ARM, please contact Futuri VIP Support.

SoundExchange Reporting

Most commercial stations in the United States must report per-spin streaming plays to SoundExchange. Futuri provides a reporting tool for this, which can be found in your ARM dashboard.

NOTE: In order for the SoundExchange reporting tool to function, your station must be sending Now Playing metadata to Futuri with your stream.

Once you're logged in to ARM, click the SoundExchange link in the left hand column.  Then click Generate.






Then at the top right, simply choose a date range to generate the per-song stats for that date range.




 

Once you've reviewed the report for accuracy, simply click Export to CSV to generate a CSV version of the report that you can share with SoundExchange.



 

NPR / CPB Reporting

If your station reports royalties to NPR / CPB, you should be able to simply provide raw listening logs from a two-week period of your choosing. However, you should confirm this with a rep from NPR or CPB.

Futuri VIP Support can pull this report for you. Simply contact Futuri VIP Support with the date range you need reports for, and our team will generate a .tsv file with the raw data that NPR / CPB requires for that date range.

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