As well, there are many other
ways to receive royalties like I
mention in the video. From
sheet music, TV, radio, to
theaters and bars, Performance
Rights Organizations (PRO's)
collect a license fee which gets
distributed to publishers and
writers of original music.
Notice that I didn't say artists, band members or record
company. the only people
that get paid form these PRO's
are the publishers and writers.
This video is a real basic slice
of information on how it works -
for now. Joining one of
these PRO's is essential to
receiving any kind of royalty if
your music is played over a
publicly transmitted medium.
They DO NOT pay for royalties
from sales of CD's or digitally
distributed/sold songs from any
digital distribution sites.
YOUR HOMEWORK! In the USA
there is ASCAP and BMI.
One is for profit and the other
one is not. I one better than
the other? Some say yes. I
say do the research.
Unfortunately the pay-out system
is very difficult to measure so
you should also do yourself a
favor and ask around as you
gather information on which is
best for you.