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) mandate that content be delivered before holidays and year-end.

Below are important dates to keep in mind to ensure that your releases are delivered and appear 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 (New releases and release edits)

 If your release date is

      Submit your release by 

November 26 - December 2

November 5

December 3 - December 30

November 12

December 31 - January 7

December 3

 

Due to the high volume of content we receive during this time, we do not recommend making changes between December 20, 2021, and December 27, 2021.

We will get back to our regular approval schedule on January 3, 2022.

VIDEO CONTENT SUBMISSION CUT-OFFS 

 If your release date is

      Submit your video by 

November 26 - December 2

November 5

December 3 - December 31

November 12

January 1 - January 22

December 11


The Video Distribution application will be unavailable from December 11, 2021, through January 2, 2022. 

December 11, 2021, will be the last day to submit music videos in 2021. Music Video submissions will re-open on January 3, 2022.


SYMPHONIC OFFICE CLOSURE DATES

November 25th and 26th, 2021, for Thanksgiving Holiday.

December 18, 2021, through January 2, 2022, for Holiday Break.

Our offices will re-open on January 3, 2022.


SYMPHONIC HELP AND COMMUNICATION DURING OFFICE CLOSURE DATES

There will be minimal 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

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-21
Posted November 1, 2021
Payment request available until November 19

SEP-21
Enable SplitShare Payees by November 19, 2021
Ensure that all SplitShare percentages are correct and payees have accepted invites by November 24, 2021

Expected to post December 1, 2021
Payment request available until December 17

OCT-21

Enable SplitsShare Payees by December 17, 2021
Ensure that all SplitShare percentages are correct and payees have accepted invites by December 22, 2021
Expected to post January 3, 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, 2022
International Clients will receive 1042 forms by March 15, 2022
For details on how to update your account, check out the following links:

Update Account Details 

Update Payment & Tax Details

 

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