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Firm Tracks Royalties for Digital Music

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Firm Tracks Royalties for Digital Music

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Firm Tracks Royalties for Digital Music

Firm Tracks Royalties for Digital Music

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Songwriters and musicians get royalties when their music is played in public, on the radio or in clubs. With the advent of Internet radio and digital cable broadcasts, performers are also entitled to royalties. In the final story in our online music series, NPR's Neda Ulaby reports on Sound Exchange, a company dedicated to tracking the music and sending royalties to musicians.