A significant amount of performance royalties come from international. Roughly one-third of BMI’s performances occur overseas, highlighting the worldwide strength and appeal of our repertoire. BMI works to ensure that when the musical works of our songwriters, composers and music publishers are publicly performed around the world, those performances are properly licensed and paid so that BMI can send those royalties to our affiliates. This happens through continual, productive communication with each of BMI’s 90-plus sister societies, focusing on a shared commitment of transparency and service to our songwriters, composers and publishers.
—Barbie Quinn, Senior Director, Administration & Publisher Relations, BMI