BSCAP is a nonprofit/non-governmental copyright collective management organization, committed to protecting the rights of copyright owners in the exploitation of their work, so that they can derive equitable remuneration for their creativity, which in turn will further establish the Arts as a competitive, vibrant and viable industry in Belize. BSCAP is incorporated under the Companies Act of Belize, we represent the entire musical spectrum, who distributes the fees collected as royalties to our members and to our foreign affiliates with whom we have reciprocal agreements with.
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.