Submitting to SoundScan

By August 30, 2019 No Comments

What is SoundScan?

SoundScan is a tracking system operated by Nielsen. SoundScan 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.

Why do I need to submit to SoundScan?

If you want to have a chance at making the Billboard music charts, your release must be registered with SoundScan using a 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. 

Some retailers and streaming providers report sales and streams to SoundScan. In order for your album to be considered for reporting, you need to ensure that it is registered with SoundScan, which atVenu will automatically do for you when registering for the SoundScan product.

Do I receive access to the data?

With using atVenu, YES YOU DO. You will have historical records of all of your data ( sales numbers, transactions, unit sales, down to each show date. atVenu also tracks other merchandise, not just music sales so you can keep record of all merchandise sales, apparel, accessories, and music) all in one location.

Is using atVenu going to submit my sales faster?

YES. No manual write ups and extra emails. No extra work.

 Use atVenu Register for your sales and they are automatically recorded and put into the SoundScan sheet, just hit ‘Submit’.

Learn more on how to report your nightly music sales through atVenu

Want to learn more on how you report your nightly music sales to SoundScan through atVenu?

On a mobile device   | On desktop

 Sign up for an atVenu SoundScan account 

Have merch too? Sign up for an atVenu Merch Manager Account that also includes SoundScan!