Music Publishing Cat discusses PROs

Dear Music Publishing Cat, I like to write songs and perform. I do play out a few times a month and I did record a CD but I know that I’m never going to make music a career. My friend asked me if I was signed up with a PRO,…

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Performance Reporting – Claim Your Fair Share

Performance Reporting – Claim Your Fair Share I get extremely frustrated when I hear artists complaining that the PROs are trying to kill live music by enforcing the legal requirement that a business that uses music obtain a Public Performance license. It’s YOUR Money Any business that uses any music,…

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Public Performance licenses – The writer who gets paid should be you

Public Performance licenses – The writer who gets paid should be you A trend that seems to reemerge every few years, is for smaller local artists and music venues to complain about ASCAP, BMI, and SESAC “killing” live music scenes by cracking down on establishments that do not have or…

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Music Publishing Cat Discusses Public Performance Licenses

Dear Music Publishing Cat, I just opened up a coffee shop in my hometown. If we know that it is a customer’s birthday we give them a free latte and muffin and the staff will gather around and sing “Happy Birthday.” One of my lawyer friends told me that I’m…

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The Songwriter Equity Act – Stand With Songwriters

The Songwriter Equity Act – Stand With Songwriters Stand with your fellow songwriters/artists and support this act. It is an important beginning to effect copyright change that will protect all rights fairly in the digital age. Spread the word by retweeting ASCAP’s recent Twitter post, sharing that same message on…

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Music Publishing Myths – Reality Checks for Writers Pt 1 of 2

Music Publishing Myths – Reality Checks for Writers Pt 1 of 2. The world of music publishing is filled with rumors, half truths, lies and fallacies. via Music Publishing Myths – Reality Checks for Writers Pt 1 of 2.

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