Performance Rights Organizations &
Performance rights organizations (PRO's) provide intermediary functions, particularly
royalty collection, between copyright holders and parties who wish to use copyrighted works
publicly such as shopping and dining venues. Legal consumer purchase of works, such as buying CDs from
a music store, confer private performance rights. PROs usually only collect royalties when use of a
work is incidental to an organization's purpose. Royalties for works essential to an organization's purpose, such
as theaters and radio, are usually negotiated directly with the rights holder.
Royalties are monies earned from songs and/or sound recordings from various sources.
For more information about Performance Rights Organizations & Royalties, go to the Contact Us page.