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How do I use CD Baby Pro Publishing in Brazil? Does CD Baby work with all Brazilian music performing rights organizations?

CD Baby Pro Publishing is available for any songwriter or composer in Brazil regardless of Performing Rights Organization affiliation. Brazil is unique in that it has many Performing Rights Organizations, which are listed below. Your songwriting and publishing affiliations can be represented by different organizations. This is due to the structure within Brazil that includes a non-profit organization called ECAD. ECAD helps administer compositions and distribute payments across the Brazilian Performing Rights Organizations. Please note that you will need to be affiliated with one Performing Rights Organization as a writer to complete the CD Baby Pro Publishing process.

 

Brazil Performing Rights Organizations

(If you are not affiliated with one of these organizations as a songwriter, you will need to join one to use CD Baby Pro Publishing.)

ABRAMUS - http://www.abramus.org.br/   

UBC -  http://www.ubc.org.br/

AMAR -  http://www.amar.art.br/

ASSIM -  http://www.assim.org.br/

SBACEM - http://www.sbacem.org.br/ 

SICAM - http://www.sicam.org.br/

SOCINPRO - http://www.socinpro.org.br/

 

Here is how CD Baby Pro Publishing works in Brazil:

 

Affiliated Songwriter:

If you are already registered with a Brazilian Performing Rights Organization as a songwriter for your music, you can sign up for CD Baby Pro Publishing and during that sign-up process you will be notifying your organization that CD Baby is now administering your songwriter account as your publishing administrator. CD Baby as a publisher is affiliated with the association ABRAMUS, but we can administer your songwriter affiliation with your Brazilian Performing Rights Organization – it doesn’t matter if you are affiliated with ABRAMUS or not.

 

Affiliated Songwriter/Publisher:

If you are already registered with a Brazilian Performing Rights Organization as a songwriter for your music as well as a publisher for those songs, you can sign up for CD Baby Pro Publishing and during that sign-up process you will be notifying your organization that CD Baby is now administering your songwriter and publisher accounts as your publishing administrator. CD Baby as a publisher is affiliated with the association ABRAMUS, but we can administer your songwriter and publisher affiliation with your Brazilian Performing Rights Organization – it doesn’t matter if you are affiliated with ABRAMUS or not.

 

Unaffiliated Songwriter:

If you are not already registered with a Brazilian society or association as a songwriter for your music, during the sign up for CD Baby Pro Publishing you will have to join a Performing Rights Organization before completing the CD Baby Publishing process. After you join a Brazilian Performing Rights Organization, you will then come back to CD Baby to complete the Publishing Administration registration process which involves notifying your association that CD Baby will be administering your songwriter account as your publishing administrator. CD Baby as a publisher is affiliated with the association ABRAMUS, but we can administer your songwriter affiliation with any Brazilian Performing Rights Organization.

 

Please note that royalties generated from songwriting in Brazil are subject to tax withholding by the US government. For more information, please read more here.

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