Attn: Songwriters and Producers

​​WAMS would like to educate you on how to register your songs with PROs such as ASCAP, BMI, and SESAC etc. so that you can receive the royalties that you are entitled. Each company pays royalties in the same fields, so it does not matter which PRO you choose. As a songwriter and or producer, you can only be with one of them at a time. Once you have chosen the PRO you would like to join, you can start registering your songs. Below you will find a DIY video on how to register your songs properly  with that PRO so that you do not miss any royalties that you are entitled. Links to the PROs are on WAMS home page. NO, PROs are not a way to copyright your songs and "Poor man's copyright" will not stand up in court!!!

​​Below you will also find  DIY videos  on how to register your song with Harry Fox Agency and Soundexchange which are different companies from PROs and pay royalties in different areas. With these companies, you should register your songs with each company.

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​​*** Nielsen Soundscan​​ This process gives your original song a "thumbprint" or unique pattern of your song that will trigger the above companies to pay you royalties when that song is played. If your song pattern is not registered with this company, the above companies will not know that you should be paid royalties in the areas that they cover. This process is critical!



UNDER CONSTRUCTION
ASCAP Video
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BMI Video
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SESAC (Video)
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Harry Fox Agency (hfa) Video
​(Free)​
Soundexchange​ (Free)
Free DIY:
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Note: If you have a music publisher, they normally register the songs adding their publishing company on the publisher's side of the registry
*** Keep in mind this is English. There are still other languages/versions for the same videos ***
*** Nielsen Soundscan Song Registry
(Free)​
How to monetize your music on YouTube to get the royalties you deserve
(Free)​