What Kind of Royalties Will I Earn From US Radio?

About performance royalties

Radio airplay is considered a public performance and therefore would generate performance royalties. Public performances generate performance royalties for songwriters, which are collected by the PRO's (ASCAP, BMI, or SESAC).

In the US, terrestrial broadcasters (AM or FM stations) do not pay performers or sound recording copyright owners; they only pay the songwriters.

You can learn more about this in this post from our Songtrust blog!