If you play live shows in Brazil and are signed up for CD Baby Pro, there may be steps you need to take in order to perform your songs at certain venues.
When you sign up an album or single for CD Baby Pro Publishing, CD Baby becomes your publishing administrator for the songs included in your submission.
If the venue is asking you to release your own works that are signed up for CD Baby Pro, you might need to contact us to help you through the process with your PRO and ECAD. Essentially, this will result in us relinquishing our claim to your publishing for that specific performance, and only for the songs you wish to perform that are signed up for CD Baby Pro Publishing.
This means you will not receive publishing performance royalties for certain songs for that specific performance. Keep in mind, this will not impact our ability to collect your publishing performance royalties from other sources.
Your PRO may tell you that you need to contact us so we can request this on your behalf. We are currently working with the Brazilian PROs on a solution that will allow songwriters to request this directly from their PRO.
In the meantime, please contact our Artist Services team for support by submitting a request here. Please include the following information in the "Description" field:
- Your PRO
- Songwriter IPI Number
- Date of performance
- Songs being performed
- Corresponding UPCs/Barcodes
Please include proof of performance if you have it. This could be a link, attachment of a concert flyer, or something of that nature.