The Brazilian Association of Composers, or UBC, is a non-profit association that defends and promotes the interests of music copyright holders and the distribution of income generated by the use of these copyrighted works. Founded in 1942, UBC was the first association of songwriters active in the collective management of musical public performance copyright in Brazil. Since then, it has been acting in the representation of its associates with transparency, cutting-edge technology and agility.
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.