I am a Member of a Band, can We join a Performing Rights Organization (PRO) as a Group?

No - each member of the group must complete a separate writer application

Unfortunately you cannot register with any Performing Rights Organization (PRO) as a group. Instead each member of the group must complete a separate writer application with the PRO of their choice.

You can, however, all be represented by the same publisher. There is no need to set up your own publishing entity, since Songtrust will act as your publisher. We recommend using our Access feature, which allows band members to have individual accounts and also have a collective band account. 

We send out detailed royalty statements each quarter that will tell you exactly how much each member has earned. Individual band members can receive separate payments for their shares directly.

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