If you are a songwriter and are having a song published or recorded, it’s essential to join a PRO (Performance Rights Organization). The two primary ones are ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers) and BMI (Broadcast Music Incorporated), although there are others as well, such as SESAC (no longer an abbreviation for anything).
The purpose of a PRO is to monitor the use of member’s compositions and make sure that they’re compensated. That said, this article on DIYMB starts by asking the question:
“ASCAP vs BMI, which one is better? This has been an ongoing debate for many years with no clear answer.”Continue reading ASCAP or BMI – which one is better?