Performance rights organizations (PROs) provide intermediary functions, particularly royalty collection, between copyright holders and parties who wish to use copyrighted works publicly such as shopping and dining venues. Legal consumer purchase of works, such as buying CDs from a music store, confer private performance rights. PROs usually only collect royalties when use of a work is incidental to an organization's purpose. Royalties for works essential to an organization's purpose, such as theaters and radio, are usually negotiated directly with the rights holder.
We would be glad to assist you in getting signed up with a Performance Rights Organization. There are a lot of specifics in the Music Publishing business and this is an essential part of collecting royalties for performance. SESAC is used overseas but feel free to click on the BMI or ASCAP links below for more information or call us and we can help you with the paperwork and understand the details before you choose.
REMICK STREET MUSIC
P.O. Box 372
Burlington, IA 52601