Performance Rights Organizations

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Performance rights organizations (PROs) provide intermediary functions, particularly royalty collection, between copyright holders and parties who wish to use copyrighted works publicly such as in shopping and dining venues. When a legal consumer purchases a work, like buying CDs from a music store, the customer is conferred a private performance right for that work. PROs usually collect royalties only when a work is used in a way that is incidental to the purpose of the user organization. When performing the work is essential to the purpose of the organization using the work, such as theaters and radio stations for broadcast, royalties are usually negotiated direction with the right holder.

In some countries PROs are called copyright collectives or copyright collecting agencies. A copyright collective is more general than a PRO as it is not limited to performances and includes reproduction rights organizations (RROs). RROs represent works distributed via mediums such as CD, audio cassettes, or computer files rather than use of works in public settings.

A to L
Region PRO
Afghanistan  ?
Albania ALBAUTOR
Algeria  ?
American Samoa ASCAP
BMI
HFA (Harry Fox Agency)
SESAC
SoundExchange
Andorra SACEM
SDRM
Angola  ?
Anguilla  ?
Antarctica  ?
Antigua and Barbuda  ?
Argentina SADAIC
Armenia  ?
Aruba  ?
Australia APRA AMCOS
Austria AKM
Azerbaijan COPAG
Azores SPA
Bahamas  ?
Bahrain  ?
Bangladesh  ?
Barbados COSCAP
Belarus  ?
Belgium SABAM
Belize  ?
Benin SACEM
SDRM
BUBEDRA
Bermuda  ?
Bhutan  ?
Bolivia  ?
Bosnia-Herzegovina  ?
Botswana  ?
Bouvet Island  ?
Brazil SBACEM
UBC
British Indian Ocean Territory  ?
Brunei Darussalam  ?
Bulgaria BSACP
MUSICAUTOR/BSACP
Burkina Faso SACEM
SDRM
BBDA
Burundi  ?
Cambodia  ?
Cameroon MCPS-PRS
SACEM
SDRM
Canada CMRRA
SOCAN
SODRAC
Cape Verde  ?
Cayman Islands  ?
Central African Republic
SDRM
BUCADA
Chad  ?
Chile SCD
China MCSC
Christmas Island  ?
Cocos (Keeling) Islands  ?
Colombia SAYCO
Comoros  ?
Congo SACEM
SDRM
BCDA
Cook Islands  ?
Costa Rica ACAM
Croatia HDS
Cuba ACDAM
Cyprus  ?
Czech Republic OSA
Denmark KODA
Djibouti  ?
Dominica  ?
Dominican Republic  ?
East Timor  ?
Ecuador  ?
Egypt SACEM
SDRM
SACERAU
El Salvador  ?
Equatorial Guinea  ?
Eritrea  ?
Estonia NCB
EAÜ
Ethiopia  ?
Europe GESAC
Falkland Islands  ?
Faroe Islands NCB
Fiji FCA
Finland TEOSTO
Former Czechoslovakia  ?
France SACEM
SDRM
French Austral and Antarctic territories SACEM
SDRM
TAAF
French Guyana  ?
French Southern Territories  ?
Gabon  ?
Gambia MCPS-PRS
Georgia GESAP
Germany GEMA
GVL
Ghana  ?
Gibraltar  ?
Greece AEPI
Greenland  ?
Grenada  ?
Guadeloupe (French) SACEM
SDRM
Guam (USA) ASCAP
BMI
HFA (Harry Fox Agency)
SESAC
SoundExchange
Guatemala  ?
Guinea SACEM
SDRM
BGDA
Guinea Bissau SGA
Guyana SACEM
SDRM
Haiti  ?
Heard and McDonald Islands  ?
Honduras  ?
Hong Kong CASH
Hungary ARTISJUS
Iceland STEF
India IPRS
Indonesia KCI
International AGICOA
BIEM
CCLI
CISAC
Iran  ?
Iraq  ?
Ireland MCPS Ireland
IMRO
Israel ACUM
Italy SIAE
Ivory Coast (Cote D'Ivoire) SACEM
SDRM
BURIDA
Jamaica JACAP
Japan JASRAC
Jordan  ?
Kazakhstan  ?
Kenya MCSK
Kiribati MCPS-PRS
Korea, North  ?
Korea, South KOMCA
Kuwait  ?
Kyrgyzstan  ?
Laos  ?
Latvia NCB
AKKA/LAA
Lebanon SACEM
SDRM
Lesotho  ?
Liberia  ?
Libya  ?
Liechtenstein SUISA
Lithuania NCB
LATGA-A
Luxembourg SACEM
SDRM
SACEM Luxembourg
M to Z
Region PRO
Macau MACA
Macedonia OMDA
Madagascar SACEM
SDRM
Madeira SPA
Malawi  ?
Malaysia MACP
Maldives MCPS-PRS
Mali SACEM
SDRM
BUMDA
Malta MCPS-PRS
Marshall Islands  ?
Martinique (French) SACEM
SDRM
Mauritania  ?
Mauritius MCPS-PRS
Mayotte SACEM
SDRM
Mexico SACM
Micronesia  ?
Moldavia  ?
Monaco SACEM
SDRM
Mongolia  ?
Montenegro SOKOJ
Montserrat  ?
Morocco SACEM
SDRM
BMDA
Mozambique MCPS-PRS
Myanmar  ?
Namibia MCPS-PRS
Nauru MCPS-PRS
Nepal  ?
Netherlands BUMA
STEMRA
CEDAR
SENA
Netherlands Antilles  ?
New Caledonia (French) SACEM
New Caledonia (French) SDRM
New Zealand AMCOS
APRA
Nicaragua  ?
Niger SACEM
SDRM
BNDL
Nigeria MCPS-PRS
MCSN
Niue  ?
Norfolk Island  ?
Northern Mariana Islands  ?
Norway GRAMO
TONO
Oman  ?
Pakistan MCPS-PRS
Palau  ?
Panama  ?
Papua New Guinea MCPS-PRS
Paraguay APA
Peru APDASPAC
APDAYC
Philippines FILSCAP
Pitcairn Island  ?
Poland ZAIKS
Polynesia (French) SACEM
SDRM
Portugal SPA
Puerto Rico ASCAP
BMI
HFA (Harry Fox Agency)
SESAC
SoundExchange
Qatar  ?
Reunion (French) SACEM
SDRM
Romania UCMR-ADA
Russian Federation RAO
Rwanda  ?
S. Georgia & S. Sandwich Isls.  ?
Saint Helena  ?
Saint Kitts & Nevis Anguilla MCPS-PRS
Saint Lucia MCPS-PRS
Saint Pierre and Miquelon SACEM
SDRM
Saint Tome (Sao Tome) and Principe  ?
Saint Vincent & Grenadines MCPS-PRS
Samoa MCPS-PRS
San Marino SIAE
Saudi Arabia  ?
Scandinavia NCB
Senegal SACEM
SDRM
BSDA
Serbia SOKOJ
Seychelles MCPS-PRS
Sierra Leone MCPS-PRS
Singapore COMPASS
MCPS-PRS
Slovak Republic SOZA
Slovenia SAZAS
Solomon Islands MCPS-PRS
Somalia  ?
South Africa SARRAL
MCPS-PRS
SAMRO
Spain SGAE
Sri Lanka MCPS-PRS
Sudan  ?
South Sudan  ?
Suriname  ?
Svalbard and Jan Mayen Islands  ?
Swaziland  ?
Sweden SAMI
STIM
Switzerland SUISA (CAE)
Syria  ?
Tajikistan  ?
Taiwan MUST
Tanzania MCPS-PRS
Thailand MCT
Togo SACEM
SDRM
BUTODRA
Tokelau  ?
Tonga  ?
Tongo MCPS-PRS
Trinidad and Tobago COTT
MCPS-PRS
Tunisia  ?
Turkey MESAM
Turkmenistan  ?
Turks and Caicos Islands  ?
Tuvalu MCPS-PRS
Uganda MCPS-PRS
Ukraine UACRR
United Arab Emirates  ?
United Kingdom MCPS-PRS
PAMRA
PPL
(also see nemis)
Uruguay AGADU
USA / USA Minor Outlying Islands ASCAP
BMI
HFA (Harry Fox Agency)
SESAC
SoundExchange
Uzbekistan  ?
Vanuatu MCPS-PRS
Vatican City State SIAE
Venezuela SACVEN
Vietnam  ?
Virgin Islands (British) MCPS-PRS
Virgin Islands (USA) ASCAP
BMI
HFA (Harry Fox Agency)
SESAC
SoundExchange
Wallis and Futuna Islands SACEM
SDRM
Western Sahara  ?
Yemen  ?
Yugoslavia  ?
Zaire  ?
Zambia MCPS-PRS
Zimbabwe  ?