Performance Rights Organization (PRO)
PRO stands for Performance Rights Organization. A PRO administers royalties from the public performances of songs. It’s a critical royalty partner for songwriters, composers, publishers, recording artists, and copyright owners. A public performance occurs when a song is played in front of a substantial group of people. This includes recordings of songs, or live performances of them, at places like live gigs, shops, elevators, bowling alleys, restaurants, and sporting events. Every time that occurs, a royalty needs to be paid to the copyright owners of the music played
An awards organization is an authority dedicated to celebrating and honoring musicians, producers, recording engineers, and other recording professionals in recognition of their excellence.
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Rights management is the licensing of copyright and related rights by organizations acting on behalf of rights owners.
A Party who owns and/or controls rights in a Musical Work or other Creation. Creations include Musical Works, Sound Recordings and other Resources as well as Releases. Rights Controllers are, in the context of a license agreement, often referred to ...
Public Performance License
This gives permission for an individual or business to play music in a public setting and this license is required in bars, restaurants, venues, gyms, cinemas, and many other business where music can either be performed live or played.