Do you report to or work with Soundscan?

No. We do not report or work with Soundscan at this time. Most partners report sales and/or streams directly to them and you are able to register your album to Soundscan directly if you'd like.

SoundScan is a tracking system operated by the ACNielsen, that tracks sales of music and music video products throughout the United States and Canada. Any music product that carries a UPC or EAN barcode and ISRC code is eligible to be tracked by SoundScan. According to their website, “Sales data from point-of-sale cash registers is collected weekly from over 14,000 retail, mass merchant and non-traditional (on-line stores, venues, etc.) outlets. Weekly data is compiled and made available every Wednesday. Nielsen SoundScan is the sales source for the Billboard music charts.”

In order to have a chance at making the Billboard music charts, any release must be registered with SoundScan using UPC number (for the whole album) and ISRC codes (for the individual tracks). Without registration, the sales figures will not be counted, and will remain invisible to the system.

Symphonic clients can get a UPC or ISRC code from our system during the release creation process. If you need a UPC or ISRC code for any release or track outside of what we distribute, click here!

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