How to make money from performing!

Okay, so on this blog post you’re going to understand how to get paid when you perform your music live and/or any other capacity. The main thing to understand is that there are music unions and performance rights organizations and this is what happens.

Let’s say there’s a bar or club that you perform in, in order for the club to legally play music of signed or unsigned artists, they have to pay a general licensing fee to either ASCAP, BMI or whatever music union or any other royalty collection agency. So, let’s say a Jay-Z song is playing, they have to pay in advance ASCAP or BMI a licensing fee. Then, in turn, once they play the music, the music is reported to BMI or ASCAP and then Jay-Z’s manager or the record label will track that performance and based off how many times that record was s