Tuesday, August 25, 2015

16. Lawcast: Performance Rights Organizations (PROs) and Collection Societies

In this episode, Thomas and Doug focus on the US-based music rights organizations, ASCAP, BMI, SESAC, and SoundExchange.

Expected Audience: Musicians trying to monetize in the USA

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This month's drinks:
Doug - Celestial Seasoning's Honey Vanilla Chamomile
Thomas - Simply Enjoy Hawaiian Blend Coffee

Of course, there is GEMA, SOCAN, and the very different Cultural Commons Collecting Society, in other countries. We may eventually talk about some of them in more detail, but for now we are focusing on the USA.

Please let us know if you'd like us to talk about PROs and Collection Societies in other countries. We may be able to get a guest. This show series is for you! Suggestions always welcome.

Thomas is a member of ASCAP, but has no other financial affiliation with them. Doug is not a member of any of the PROs.

SESAC recently purchased the Harry Fox Agency. At some point, we will do a show on mechanical rights. Let us know if you want us to bump it up!

Thomas recommends you download the Copyright and Music Marketplace study.

Thomas also briefly mentions Christian Copyright Licensing International. Doug wonders off-air why you need a Christian PRO if your intent as a Christian musician is to spread Christianity. Why not crowd-fund for studio time and release under CC BY (attribution will make crowd-funding and touring easier)? Doug has always wondered about this for artists with a political messages as well.

MMP's show titled Copyright Fight.

We found the track Doug was worried he had lost.

Once again we have YouTube difficulties, but it's there for you if you want to add it to a playlist.

Since the show, Doug and Thomas have decided they will record Lawcast 17 on September 21 on derivative works. You have until then to get your questions in!

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