Artists can register their music tracks with Performing Rights Organizations in order to protect their copyright as well as create an additional revenue stream for the usage of the track.
Broadcast & TV Networks normally pay PROs a fee that is then distributed among its members whose registered tracks are used by the Broadcast & TV Networks.
Rest assured that royalty-free tracks purchased from MotionElements incur no additional cost above the purchase price.
The only difference with PRO registered tracks is that if it is used for TV, film, or used for public performance, they should indicate on the Cue Sheet the PRO details of the music track.
The relevant PRO information fields are as follows:
- Title of Track
- Publisher (if any)
- PRO registered to
- PRO code (if any)
There are various PROs in the world, and the amount of information available to be filled in the cue sheet depends on this. Again, this comes at no additional cost to anyone beyond the regular fee that PROs impose on Broadcast & TV Networks to be in business.
By properly providing the Artist’s details, not only did you legitimize your use of the track for broadcast and public performance at no additional cost, but also made sure that the Artist is given a share of the fee given to their PROs by the Broadcast and TV Networks.