Association ŇCopyright and Related Rights of the Republic of Moldova (ASDAC)Ęis an multifunctional organization of collective administration on collective principles of rights of authors, performers and phonogram producers, managing following categories of rights: public performance, public communication, including by retransmission; the public presentation, reproduction, marketing and renting of reproduced copies etc.
Music Publishing is the business of protecting and promoting song copyrights and collecting the royalties that these copyrights generate. Think of a song as intellectual property (it's an original piece of art!), and music publishing as the business that makes sure that songwriters get paid a fair compensation when their intellectual property is used by companies. Those companies could be record labels (mechanical royalties), radio stations, bars, and restaurants (performance royalties), or film studios and advertising agencies (sync license fees), and many more.