Audio Recording of NARIP Webinar: Registering Music For Profit & Protection, Part 1

Audio Recording of NARIP Webinar: Registering Music For Profit & Protection, Part 1



This is an audio recording of NARIP’s Webinar with Megan Grosz in this 2-part series who will walk us through these processes including how to register, affiliate and collect.  She will also detail the financial advantages of various affiliations as well as alternatives to using foreign sub publishers.


For those who create, publish and invest in intellectual property such as songs, registration is the most important thing you can do to protect these assets.  Registering with the US Copyright Office for example gives the registrant important legal recourse should a dispute or infringement occur.

Also of vital importance is affiliating and registering with a performing rights society (to enable collection of performance royalties) and with the Harry Fox Agency (to enable collection of mechanical royalties).

NARIP is pleased to present expert Megan Grosz in this 2-part series who will walk us through these processes including how to register, affiliate and collect.  She will also detail the financial advantages of various affiliations as well as alternatives to using foreign sub publishers



  • Artist Managers, Producers & Artist Reps
  • A&R, Artist Development and Marketing Executives
  • Record, Distribution & Music Publishing Executives
  • Music & Entertainment Attorneys
  • Anyone seeking to better understand song registration, publishing administration, revenue flow, royalty systems and collections.

You will learn:

  • How to set up an account with the Library of Congress to register copyrights
  • What form to use and why plus requirements (PA, PAu / SR, SRu)
  • What to include on the forms
  • How to affiliate as a songwriter and publisher with a U.S. performing rights organization (PRO)
  • Compare requirements & costs for each society (ASCAP, BMI and SESAC)
  • Why it’s important to have writer AND publisher affiliations in same place
  • How and when to switch PROs
  • Why it’s good to affiliate as a publishing company AND affiliate as a writer
  • What is a CAE / IPI, what’s it used for?

PROGRAM DATE: Aug 18, 2015 in Los Angeles, CA
PROGRAM TIME: 1 hour, 19 minutes, 21 seconds (1:19:21)
QUESTIONS? Call 818-769-7007 or contact NARIP


A graduate of McNally Smith College of Music in St. Paul, MN with degrees in Music Business and Music Production, Megan made Los Angeles home in 2007. She was introduced to music publishing and mechanical licensing at CMH Records, researching copyright information and engaging with music publishers. This led to a position as assistant to percussionist Sheila E. and her then-manager, Lynn Mabry. Megan managed the office and provided support during performances, recording sessions, productions, and the 2007 Latin Grammys. She volunteered with their non-profit organization, Elevate Hope Foundation, which provides music therapy to children with a history of abuse. In 2008 Megan joined indie publisher Bug Music (now part of BMG Chrysalis) where she monitored the collection process from registration to royalties, and helped test and implement a proprietary income tracking system. In 2011, Megan became one of the first members of the TuneCore Publishing Administration team–with a hand in setting up one of the first publishing administration services available to all creators. Establishing direct affiliations with international performance and mechanical rights societies and working with executives and web developers at TuneCore and programmers at Counterpoint Systems, Megan helped glue these pieces together. The result was a more artist-friendly customer experience, translating into a custom fit registration and royalty system. Moving on to Reach Music in 2012, Megan served as Manager of Copyright Administration. She set up CWR (common works registration) protocol with all US societies, in addition to APRACMRRA/SOCAN, GEMA, SACEM, STIM and PRS/ICE. As a consultant, Megan has worked with companies and creative individuals–producers, labels, artists and music libraries. She provides copyright and PRO registration training, organization and research, catalog management and other publishing services. A musician herself, Megan’s current creative focus is as vocalist and lyricist of dance and disco duo, Flower and the Snake. She is also works with creatives as a Reiki Master and is passionate about vegan cooking.

Program Music Courtesy of Sparks & Silouhettes

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