A Word About
Royaltys are paid to songwriters by Performing Rights
Why do you need to join a performing rights
Because you want to get paid for your creative works.
If you are a songwriter, lyricist or composer and have written a song
that has been recorded and/or is receiving airplay, you must be
a member of a performing rights organization in order to get paid for
your work. It would be impossible for the individual
composer, lyricist or songwriter to keep track of the millions of public
performances by thousands of users around the world.
Similarly, a music user would find it impossible, and prohibitively
costly, to obtain the permission of each of the hundreds of thousands of
copyright owners from around the world each time he or she wished to
perform or authorize someone else to perform music.
The three big performing rights organizations in the
United States are
SESAC. In Canada it is
SOCAN. There are
many others in other countries around the world. Most of these are
Non-Profit organizations, and are FREE to join.
(Rick Brown) is a long time
member of Socan
and co-writes on a 50/50 and
Work For Hire basis.