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What is a Performance Rights Organization (PRO)?

Introduction If you’re a songwriter, composer or lyricist who wants to make money from your music, it’s important that you register with a Performance Rights Organization (PRO). A performance royalty is paid whenever your work is performed in public. This includes radio broadcasts, live concerts and even background music played over the phone at an event venue. What is a…

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Copyrighting Your Music

Introduction Whether you’re a musician, songwriter, or composer, you should protect your music. Your music is an asset that can be protected by registering it with the U.S. Copyright Office (USCO). This will allow you to use your own work in many different ways and prevent others from using or profiting from it without permission. Registering Your Music You can…

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