PRS for Music

Learn about the US performing rights landscape

Want to learn more about the US performing rights landscape? Watch our latest video from with economist and music industry expert Barry M. Massarsky...

Jim Ottewill
  • By Jim Ottewill
  • 20 Jun 2016
  • min read
The US performing rights landscape is creating a number of challenges and opportunities for UK publishers and songwriters.

But it can be an increasingly complex world with four collecting societies - ASCAP, BMI, SESAC and Global Music Rights (GMR) - now involved. With this in mind, PRS for Music hosted a seminar with industry expert Barry M. Massarsky sharing his wisdom on the current situation in the US.

Liam Donnelly, head of international, spoke alongside Barry to offer insight into US performing rights, explaining how commercial radio offers some of the greatest returns for the collecting societies as well as the opportunities afforded by television and cinema licensing. Watch our summary video from the event.

You can also check out a summary video from a previous event outlining how PRS for Music members can maximise their overseas royalties.