Can a Band Join a Performing Rights Organization (PRO)?

Each member must submit a solo application.

Bands cannot register with a Performing Rights Organization (PRO) as a group. Each member must submit a separate writer application to the PRO of their choice. 

However, all band members can be represented by the same publisher. There is no need to set up your own publishing entity in that case either, since Songtrust acts as your publishing administrator

We recommend using our Access feature if each member is a separate payee, but wants to share one collective band account. A single account can be used for a single payee situation. We send detailed royalty statements each quarter that outline how much each member earned and ensures that everyone is paid their fair share.

 

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