When Choon first launched, we were not allowed to upload music that is registered with a performing rights organizations (PRO) like BMI and ASCAP. This was a big roadblock for me. Not for every artist on Choon, but for a good handful of us. There are benefits to signing with a PRO, even if you aren’t getting a ton of spins yet. I am collecting royalties for every live show I perform. That’s pretty cool. I was going to considering giving up my BMI contract if Choon $NOTES held enough value to compensate. Turns out we don’t have to decide, and can do both, with a direct license.
Check out my article on Medium about the proper process to get your BMI/ASCAP registered songs on Choon!