BMI has expanded its tracking of live music performances to include smaller concert events, distributing royalties to additional songwriters, composers and music publishers.
The performing right organization will now pay performance royalties on the top 300 concert tours, events and festivals in America, as determined by Pollstar research, on a quarterly basis. The first such distribution was March 29.
The new distribution model has identified nearly twice as many song titles for payment in the expanded list of tours and events. The change benefited nearly 800 additional songwriters and composers, along with their related publishers, in the March distribution.