A Guide Through the Legal Jungle Trivia Question
Successful songwriters generate hundreds of
thousands and sometimes millions of dollars by licensing their songs for
various uses. Several organizations assist songwriters by issuing licenses to
and collecting the corresponding revenue from those who want to use the
songwriters’ material. Which one of the following organizations does NOT assist
songwriters in collecting song revenue.
- Harry Fox
The correct answer is E. SoundExchange does not assist songwriters or administer rights in songs. Instead, SoundExchange is a performing rights organization that administers certain rights in sound recordings on behalf of the owners of sound recordings – which are normally record labels.
As for the other organizations on the list, ASCAP and BMI are two of the three United States performing rights organizations that issue and collect public performance revenue for songwriters and music publishers. SOCAN is the Canadian equivalent of ASCAP and BMI. Harry Fox issues licenses for the reproduction and distribution of songs.