The first step in getting paid for the performance of your music is to register with a performance-rights organization. These organizations protect your copyright by monitoring public performances of your music, whether via a broadcast or live performance – and compensate you accordingly. Click on the links below to learn more about each one & get registered so you can get paid for your hard work & creativity.
ASCAP is a membership association of more than 715,000 songwriters, composers and music publishers. They uphold the value of their members’ music, and help them thrive alongside the businesses that use their music every day.
For more information: https://www.ascap.com
BMI is the bridge between songwriters and the businesses and organizations that want to play their music publicly. As a global leader in music rights management, BMI serves as an advocate for the value of music, representing 14 million musical works created and owned by more than 900,000 songwriters, composers and music publishers.
For more information: https://www.bmi.com
SoundExchange provides royalty solutions for sound recordings and publishing, serving as a critical backbone to today’s digital music industry. The organization collects and distributes digital performance royalties on behalf of more than 192,000 recording artists’ and master rights owners’ accounts.
For more information: http://www.soundexchange.com/