SAYCO is a non-profit PRO in Colombia. Their mission is to license, collect, manage and distribute copyright of works produced by their associates in Colombia and abroad. Their goal is to be recognized as a word class collective management company, and to be as transparent as possible in its process to collect and distribute copyrights.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.