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What are Performing Rights Organizations?
Music Performing Rights Organizations (PROs) are organizations that represent music composers, songwriters, publishers, and producers by licensing their music for public performance and collecting royalties from the use of the music.
They represent members who have written or composed original musical works and ensure that they get paid whenever their music is performed publicly, whether it’s live or in a recorded format. The money is collected through fees that venues, broadcasters, and other users must pay to use the music owned by PROs. This revenue is then divided amongst its members based on how often their songs are performed.