The Brazilian Music Association and Arts, AMAR, is a Brazilian copyright society which strives to defend the rights of musical creators in Brazil.The society was created continues to be directed exclusively by individuals in the area of musical creation (composers, authors, performers, conductors, performers, versionistas, etc.)In addition to this, SOMBRAS also manages rights of legal entities such as music publishers, sub-publishers and phonographic producers. SOMBRAS is a full member of the International Confederation of Authors and Composers Societies - CISAC , the main representative body of composers and authors from all over the world.
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.