If you are serious artist you should definitelly register with PRO company…

Below i will explain you what it is and why you need it if you are serious rapper, songwriter, etc.

PRO (Performance Rights Organization) – It is organization that helps artists and music publishers collect and pay money for usage of their music. It gains royalities from radio plays (as well with internet radios), TV shows, commercials or live shows, venues, concerts. You can register your work with those organizations.

All royalities are paied to PRO. Such as ASCAP, SESAC, BMI, Zaiks, SOCAN, … . Then they send collected money to artists and their music publishers. Every country have it’s own PRO company. Here is a list –> LINK

It is really important if you are serious artist to have such Agreement with PRO company, otherwise you will loose your royalities from plays…

IMPORTANT!

Performing rights organizations collect performance royalities for artists and their music publishers, but they don’t collect mechanical royalities, sync fees and digital performance royalities associated with creation of master recording

SoundExchange – they pay for – digital performance royalities associated with creation of master recording.

HOW I CAN REGISTER WITH ASCAP?

Here I prepared few videos on how to get registered with ASCAP, BMI, or Zaiks:

ASCAP Registration (VIDEO)

 

HOW I CAN COLLECT ALL PUBLISHING ROYALITIES?

If you already registered with pro company you will collect performance royalities, also you want to get your mechanical and sync fees right?

To Collect ALL your royalities i highly recommend to use CD Baby Pro Service.

Hope that helps 🙂 Leave some comments!

Paweł Tugeman

CEO – Lazy Rida Beats

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