1. Registration of a song with a PRO does not provide any copyright protection.

Closeup of earbuds and smartphoneThe most common misunderstanding I encounter from songwriters is that registering their songs with one of the U.S. music performance rights organizations (“PROs”), i.e. ASCAP, BMI, SESAC or GMR, gives the songwriter some protection of their intellectual property rights in their

These days, it’s hard to imagine a restaurant or bar experience that is not accompanied, in some part, by music. Music can be essential to create the personality of an establishment. It’s no surprise, therefore, that the owner of a bar or restaurant will invest a lot of energy in choosing just the right music,