Performing live in the USA?

Did you know there are three royalty collection societies in North America for songwriters? They are The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP), Broadcast Music Inc (BMI) and SESAC. If you've performed a gig in the US and want to receive any royalties you are owed as soon as possible, it's a good idea to register your live performance details with PRS for Music as soon as possible after the event using the On-Line Live Reporting process on the PRS for Music website.

PRS for Music SXSW log

PRS for Music’s very own Jules Parker, Gemma Kenyon and Chris Carey are at the 25th SXSW in Austin, Texas, contributing to industry panels and assisting with the British Music Abroad showcase events. Here is a glimpse of what they have been up to…

2010 ASCAP Awards

ASCAP (the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers) held its 30th annual Awards on October 14 at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London.