Musical Work Owners Group (MSG), is a Turkish collection society that provides licenses and authorization for the use of works of its members, collects royalties and distributes these royalties to its members. MSG was notified as an official establishment on 2 August 1999 by the Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism has been protecting its memberŐs rights in the mechanical and performing fields and collecting royalties that derives from the usage ever since.Ę
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.