The Zambia Music Copyright Protection Society (ZAMCOPS) is a performance rights organization formed by Zambia Composers, Authors and Publishers of music. Their mission is to be an efficient and well managed collecting society in Zambia by being professional in their work so as to best represent copyright owners and provide a link between them and music users for a fair return on their works. ZAMCOPS is registered asa Society with the Registrar of Societies and as a Collection Society by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting in line with Zambia's 1994 Copyright and Performance Rights Act.
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.