A Performing Rights Organization (PRO) collects royalties on behalf of their songwriters and music publishers. These organizations offer a wide range of services including licensing songs to artists, managing the royalties of songwriters, and distributing royalties to those who are entitled. There are three main types of PROs: General PROs, which represent all songwriters; Songwriter PROs, which represent songwriters for a particular genre or style; and Music Publisher PROs, which represent publishers who own the copyright to songs in their catalogues.
You worked really hard to secure the deal, and they finally sent over the contract. Congratulations! As you looked over the contract, you might have thought to yourself, “I can negotiate this without an attorney!” After all, I perpetuated the deal, and did all the legwork, why should I pay the additional cost?