Can you get PRO royalties from public domain song covers?

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    Walden
    Participant

    Hello All:
    I just received a request from a library asking for covers of public domain songs.
    As far as I know, cover songs can only receive sync licenses. Usually this library do only blanket licenses and you get only your PRO writers share.
    Can someone please clarify this doubt?
    Thank you very much for your help.

    #33300 Reply

    Art Munson
    Keymaster

    Yes you can. It’s considered a new arrangement in the U.S.

    Depends on the country though. Some countries have different laws IIRC

    #33301 Reply

    Walden
    Participant

    Thanks Art for your quick response.
    Does this apply only to public domain songs?

    #33309 Reply

    Paul Biondi

    if you’re PRO is BMI, they pay 20% of the royalty rate that you would have gotten) of a song you have identified as your arrangement of a public domain work.

    #33318 Reply

    Walden
    Participant

    Thank you Paul Biondi. I´ m with ASCAP, perhaps they pay the same.

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