Tag: American Society of Composer Authors and Publishers

ASCAP or BMI – which one is better?

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).

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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?