Collection societies are organizations that protect, register, license, and collect royalties for their members' works. The most commonly known types of collection societies are PROs (performing rights organizations), CMOs (collective management organization), and MROs (mechanical rights organization). When you join a collection society, you are giving them the right and responsibility to track the usage of your works for their rights types, account for them, and pay you accordingly. Collection societies are a key pay source, but not all pay sources are collection societies.
- Performing Rights Organizations
- Mechanical Rights Organization (MRO)
- Rights Administration Entity (RAE)
- Pay Source
- Collective Management Organization
- Music Publishing
- Defining Pay Sources: The Difference Between a PRO and CMO
- A Guide to Key Pay Sources in the U.S.
- A Guide to Key Pay Sources in Mexico
- A Guide to Key Pay Sources in the United Kingdom
- A Guide to Key Pay Sources in Brazil
- A Guide to Key Pay Sources in Ireland
- Where does Songtrust collect royalties from?
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