Performing Rights Organization (or PRO) helps songwriters and publishers get paid for the usage of their music by collecting one of the most important forms of publishing revenue: Performance Royalties. As a songwriter, composer or lyricist, you’re owed what is called a “Performance Royalty” any time your music is played on radio stations (terrestrial, satellite and Internet), used on TV shows or commercials or performed in live venues. Those Performance Royalties are paid by radio stations, venues and TV networks to PROs such as ASCAP, BMI, SESAC, SOCAN (in Canada) and more.
As a composer, you should be registered with a PRO in your territory. If you are not, then we can help. In addition, you should seek a publisher who will help manage and exploit your catalog. This is where Sugo Music Group’s publishing divisions can help.
If you already have a publishing company, you need to ask, “What is it doing for me?” If the answer is “very little,” then you need to make a change. If you are a composer and the publisher (all in one) or if you are a music label that has publishing rights of your artists’ songs and want to generate more revenues, then please contact us, and we’ll set you up the right way!
No. We make music publishing easy for labels and independent songwriters. You’ll know longer need worry about figuring this out for yourself and whether your songs are correctly registered worldwide, relevant to your public performance and syncopation rights.
No, we are not a Performing Rights Organization. We provide publishing services to collect songwriting royalties on behalf of songwriters. These royalties include performance royalties paid by PRO’s as well as mechanical royalties from the sale of your downloads on sites like iTunes.
No, we do not. In fact, our business is to protect and increase your composer royalties that you should be earning through your performing rights such as film, TV, streams, downloads, commercials and other business uses. Our share comes from the publisher’s portion only.