Hey #FediverseMusic - as you may know by now, I make a track a week. I publish it freely, but also release it on commercial services (Apple, Spotify, etc.) just for exposure/discoverability (definitely not for paying the bills).
This means I get a UPC and ISRC for my tracks, which is cool. Now I'm trying to figure out - should I register for a PRO, and if so which one? Main contenders (free to join):
And a related org: https://www.soundexchange.com
An informative article if you're new to this: https://aristake.com/what-is-soundexchange-ascap-bmi-pros-hfa-mechanicals-and-how-to-get-all-your-royalties
BMI is an established PRO and AllTrack is newer (and thus may have better tech/online experience). SoundExchange is a bit different, focused on noninteractive digital plays (e.g. Pandora type autoplaylists where you don't pick the song). Technically you may have to join both a regular PRO *and* SoundExchange, still trying to figure that...
Would love to hear from anyone with experience with any of the above.
We own what we make (though we of course owe much to influences and collaboration). It's how we choose to share it that counts.
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