A performance rights organization (PRO) is an entity that collects royalties for songwriters and publishers when their music is played in public. A PRO issues licenses to users of music, such as radio stations, restaurants, and streaming services, and distributes the fees to the rights holders.
BMI stands for Broadcast Music Inc. BMI licenses the public performances of works to businesses, media outlets and online platforms. 👉 go to website
ASCAP: performance-rights organization that protects the musical copyrights of its members by collecting and distributing royalties for public performances of their works. 👉 go to website
SESAC: for-profit performance rights organization founded in 1930 as the Society of European Stage Authors and Composers, second oldest performance rights organization in the United States. 👉 go to website