Royalty collection agencies have the unenviable job of making sure their members are compensated every time one of their songs is used in some capacity. It's not an easy task - licensing/publishing laws are overly complex, and there's simply so much music being used that there aren't enough hours in the day to stay on top of it. Still, royalty groups are often accused of being heavy handed in their tactics and fighting the wrong battles. If you have dealt with a royalty group, be it as a musician, label or music licensee, what has been your experience? What are they doing right, and what could they do better?
- The fact is, if you want to keep your copyright, you need use it.
- —Guest colcifer