The Bolivian Society of Authors and Composers of Music, SOBODAYCOM, is a civil, private, non-profit and collective management company, administrator of the copyrights of the national and foreign musical repertoire through international agreements of reciprocity. Our mission is to promote the effective defense of the Moral and Patrimonial Law of the Authors and Composers in Bolivia, with efficient mechanisms of collection, administration and distribution of the rights generated by any use of a musical work.
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.