20 Questions for New Artists Part 2: Performing Rights Society Affiliation

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There is a bit of strategy involved with affiliating with a songwriter performing rights society in the United States. Each writer should affiliate with one of the societies although all members of a band or co-writers on a song don’t need to belong to the same society. We will discuss publishing and affiliating your publishing company with a PRO later. 20 questions for new artists PRO Affiliations

20 Questions for New Artists: Performing Rights Organization Affiliations

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There is a bit of strategy involved with affiliating with a performing rights organization in the United States. The decision to affiliate with a particular society should be made after the artist/writer has taken some meetings with the performing rights society and decided if there’s more love coming from one than another. All the societies have a creative staff.

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20 Questions for New Artists: Performing Rights Society Affiliation

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