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About the Stats and Earnings Area (Terms and Features)

Your Artist Earnings Area is updated regularly to provide comprehensive information about Artist earnings, sales transactions, tax withholdings and more. This information is archived so you can access it anytime by using the month and year pull-down menus.

If you have any questions regarding financial issues, taxes and payment, visit the Financial Issues section of Help.

Artist Earnings Area Glossary of Terms

Credits - A positive dollar amount associated with a listed transaction that is added to your Artist earnings. Credits typically result from CD sales.

Current Earnings - Artist earnings CDLA.com owes you (without regard to such monthly debits as tax withholdings or returns).

Debits - A negative dollar amount associated with a listed transaction that is deducted from your Artist earnings. Deductions typically result from CD returns and tax withholdings.

Earnings to Date - The total of Artist earnings accrued since a given Artist account was established on CDLA.com.

Qualified Play - Any stream or download of a given song by a unique listener lasting for at least 30 seconds, counted no more than once per day.

Resolved - A record of the Payment ID corresponding to a listed transaction.

Tax Withholdings - The monthly total of amounts CDLA.com withheld pursuant to United Stated Internal Revenue Service regulations. For more information, U.S. Artists should read the U.S. Taxes and Payment FAQ and international Artists should read the International Artists FAQ.

Total Earnings - Total monthly Artist earnings (without regard to such monthly debits as tax withholdings or returns).

Total Plays - Any number of streams or downloads of any length of a given song without regard to frequency in a day.