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Legacy Unrecouped Balance Program
Sony Music offers a Legacy Unrecouped Balance Program paying through go-forward earnings to qualifying artists and participants who signed to SME over 20 years ago and haven't received an advance in over 20 years.
We have already paid through millions of dollars globally to thousands of qualifying artists signed before the year 2000. Now we are expanding the eligibility criteria of the program, creating more financial opportunity for greater numbers of our long-standing artists.

This fall, qualifying Sony Music creators and participants signed prior to the year 2001 who have not received an advance from the year 2001 forward will be eligible to receive payment on earnings generated on or after January 1, 2022.

Moving forward on an annual basis, additional groups of qualifying creators and participants will be notified of their eligibility to receive future earnings as they hit similar milestones of being signed to Sony Music for over 20 years and not having received an advance for over 20 years.
Through this program, we are not modifying existing contracts, but choosing to pay through on existing unrecouped balances to those who qualify.

If you received confirmation that you have qualified for the Legacy Unrecouped Balance Program, please click here and fill out and mail in the Registration Form.

If you think you may qualify for the Legacy Unrecouped Balance Program but have not yet received confirmation, provide the requested information below so we can research if you are eligible.
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