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Traditional performance royalties vs. digital performance royalties ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers), BMI (Broadcast Music, Inc.) and SESAC are US public performance organizations (PROs) who collect publishing royalties (performance royalties) for the PUBLIC PERFORMANCE of musical works as stipulated by the U.S. Copyright Act. This includes fees paid by radio stations, businesses, restaurants, concert venues, bars, nightclubs, sports arenas, bowling alleys, […]

20 Tips for Songwriters To Improve Their Royalty Income

1.            Sign with a reputable Publisher that can exploit, collect, and protect your works. 2.            Carefully review your contracts. 3.            Don’t sign away your rights. 4.            Surround yourself with professionals who add value to your talent.  Rid yourself of “hanger ons”. 5.            Weigh the long term benefits of a deal vs. the initial advance and choose carefully. 6.            Use your advance wisely.  Invest […]