A performance rights organisation (PRO), also known as a performing rights society, provides intermediary functions, particularly collection of royalties, between copyright holders and parties who wish to use copyrighted works publicly in locations 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 organisation’s purpose. Royalties for works essential to an organisation’s purpose, such as theaters and radio, are usually negotiated directly with the rights holder.
In this clip from www.artistshousemusic.org – Miller is Vice President Of SESAC a performing rights organization located in the West Coast. Miller as a music
In this clip from www.artistshousemusic.org – ASCAP Midwest Membership Director Shawn Murphy offers advice to songwriters on how and when to register a song with
In this clip from www.artistshousemusic.org – ASCAP Midwest Membership Director Shawn Murphy explains why royalties can be collected on ring tones but not on downloads,