Lingo - Performing Rights Organization (PRO)

An association or corporation that licenses the public performance of non-dramatic musical works on behalf of the copyright owners, such as ASCAP, BMI, and SESAC. These performing rights organizations issue licenses to users of publicly performed, non-dramatic music for a fee, and then pay performing rights royalties to the publishers and songwriters of the performed works. There are more than 200 PRO’s throughout the world.

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