End of Year Deadlines and Content Cut-Off

As the holidays and year-end are quickly approaching, we want to provide you with important dates and deadlines. Digital Service Providers (DSPs) typically want content delivered before holidays and year-end. 

Below are important dates to keep in mind to ensure that your releases are delivered made live on time for all partners. Also provided below is our royalty reporting and payment schedule throughout the remainder of this year.

MUSIC CONTENT SUBMISSION CUT-OFFS 

 If your release date is

      Submit your release by 

November 22 - December 6

November 13

December 7 - December 27

November 20

December 28 - January 11

December 11


(Release updates)

Due to the high volume of deliveries and updates we receive during this time of year, we do not recommend making changes between December 20, 2020 and December 28, 2020.

Make sure to submit any important content, pricing changes, or clearance changes by the respective deadlines noted in this message.

December 11, 2020 will be the last day to submit content in 2020, and we will get back to our regular approval schedule on January 4th, 2021.

VIDEO CONTENT SUBMISSION CUT-OFFS 

 If your release date is

      Submit your video by 

November 22 - December 6

November 6

December 7 - December 27

November 16


The Video Distribution application will be unavailable from December 11th, 2020 through January 4th, 2021. 

December 11th, 2020 will be the last day to submit music videos in 2020. Music Video submissions will re-open on January 4th, 2021.


SYMPHONIC OFFICE CLOSURE DATES

November 26th and 27th, 2020, for Thanksgiving Holiday.

December 23, 2020 through January 1st, 2021, for Holiday Break.

Our offices will reopen on January 4th, 2021.


SYMPHONIC HELP AND COMMUNICATION DURING OFFICE CLOSURE DATES

There will be very limited activity and responses from our Client relations team during the closure dates listed above. We will do everything possible to answer your help requests, however, we encourage you to use our comprehensive online knowledge-base prior to submitting a request


ROYALTIES – REPORTING AND PAYMENT SCHEDULE

As you know, we publish statements and pay royalties monthly. Any unclaimed payments always roll forward into the following accounting payment period.  Our payment schedule for the remainder of the year will be as follows:

AUG-20
Posted November 2, 2020
Payment available until November 20th

SEP-20
Expected to post December 1, 2020
Payment available until December 18th

OCT-20
Expected to post January 4, 2021

For more details about our complete payment and reporting calendar, click here. 


ACCOUNT AND TAX DETAILS

As a part of year-end maintenance, we urge you to update your account details, payment details, and tax details to ensure that we have the latest information. After the calendar year ends, we will begin to prepare tax documentation and deliver the pertinent information to you per the USA and International tax laws and regulations.

USA Clients will receive 1099 forms by January 31, 2021
International Clients will receive 1042 forms by March 16, 2021
For details on how to update your account, check out the following links:

Update Account Details 

Update Payment & Tax Details

 

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