Joining a PRO

Joining a PRO

When should I Join? Which PRO Should I Join?

What is PRO?

PRO stands for Performing Rights Organization. The three main PROs are ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers), BMI (Broadcast Music, Inc.) and SESAC (Society of European Stage Authors and Composers). These PRO’s are collect and distribute performance royalties for their members. So, if you are a songwriter you can join at anytime in your writing career.

Joining a PRO


ASCAP

Application fee for writers & publishers $50 to $100


BMI

Free for Writers • $125 to $250 for Publishers


SESAC

Free for Writers & $150 to $250 for Publishers

“Music is everybody’s business. It’s only the publishers who think people own it”
– John Lennon

Here at Song Lab Pro we want to be as help as we possibly can. Choosing your PRO, Publisher and how to Copyright your songs is a choice you have to make. We are here to provide our assistance, answer questions and provide you with sources are classified as todays industry standards. Happy Writing!