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Hi, my question is in regards XXXXX XXXXXong royalties. Im a songwriter

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Hi, my question is in regards XXXXX XXXXX royalties. I'm a songwriter from Canada who just received his US green card. My songs are registered with SOCAN in Canada and any time they are used in a Canadian television or radio context I receive royalties through SOCAN. Now that I'm in the USA my songs will be played frequently on US radio and I will appear on US television. Do I need to register my songs with a USA performance-rights royalty entity? Such as who?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Entertainment
Expert:  N Cal Atty replied 5 years ago.
SOCAN
http://www.socan.ca/jsp/en/pub/about_socan/what_we_do.jsp
states
, we pay royalties to Canadian music creators and publishers when their music is performed in other countries, by virtue of reciprocal agreements with these PROs

If you do not trust SOCAN to collect royalties on US performances, you can join
ASCAP, see
http://www.ascap.com/

I hope this information is helpful.
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Expert:  N Cal Atty replied 5 years ago.
Thank you for accepting my answer.