Authors Paraguayos Asociados (APA) is a non-profit collective management society. APAŐs primary objective is to represent, collect, distribute and administer the rights of the Paraguayan and foreign authors and composers.they represent.
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.