We need Performance Rights Organization (PRO) affiliation details from all collecting songwriters before we can register your works with collection societies. You will need to select an answer to the following question for each songwriter: Are you currently or have you ever been affiliated with a Performance Rights Organization (PRO)?
The answer you select will direct you to the appropriate PRO form. Continue reading for an explanation of each answer.
- I am currently affiliated with a PRO
- I am NOT currently affiliated with a PRO
- I am NOT currently affiliated with a PRO but have been in the past
I am currently affiliated with a PRO
Choose this option if you are already affiliated with a PRO that we work with. You will need to provide us with details about your PRO affiliation, including your IPI or CAE number, email address, and publishing affiliation details if applicable.
I am NOT currently affiliated with a PRO
If you are not currently affiliated with a PRO but have been in the past, please stop reading and skip to the next section.
If you are not affiliated with a Performing Rights Organization: Please directly affiliate yourself as a songwriter with your local Performance Rights Organization. Once your application has been approved, come back here and select "I am currently affiliated with a PRO" to start collecting royalties for this songwriter. Please note that it can take several weeks for a Performance Rights Organization to finalize your application. Please contact that organization if you need to inquire about your membership application status.
I am NOT currently affiliated with a PRO but have been in the past
If you are choosing this option it means that you were affiliated with a PRO in the past, but have since terminated your agreement with the PRO and have yet to affiliate with a new PRO. Unfortunately, we are unable to affiliate songwriters who have previously been affiliated with a PRO.
Instead, please affiliate directly with a PRO from this list. Once your application has been approved and you have been assigned an IPI or CAE number, return to the Pro Publishing Admin section of your account, select the "I am currently affiliated with a PRO" option, and complete the form.
Please note that it can take several weeks for your PRO to process your application and assign you an IPI or CAE number. Please contact that organization if you need to inquire about the status of your membership application.
Why can't CD Baby affiliate me with a PRO if I have been affiliated with a PRO in the past?
This process requires a physical release form or Letter of Relinquishment (LOR) from your old PRO to be submitted to your new PRO along with your membership application. The PROs don't allow publishers to handle this process on behalf of songwriters.
*The CD Baby Pro Publishing service was discontinued as of August 8th, 2023. Any paid release which was signed up for CD Baby Pro Publishing prior to August 8th, 2023 is considered a legacy Pro release and will continue to receive Pro Publishing services. CD Baby now offers a new expanded suite of revenue amplifiers called “CDB Boost” instead.