The Latvian Copyright Association and the Latvian Authors' Association (AKKA / LAA) is a non-governmental organization that brings together various authors who, collectively, in collective management exercise their economic rights and form effective co-operation between authors and users of their work in order to to provide the user with a convenient opportunity to use the author's works legally and to receive remuneration for authors. AKKA/LAA is the only copyright collecting society in Latvia
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.