A performance rights organization (PRO), usually referred to as a performing rights society, serves as an intermediary and collects payments on behalf of copyright holders and those who want to use protected works in public spaces like restaurants and retail stores.
Private performance rights are granted by legal consumer purchases of works, such as purchasing CDs from a music shop. RROs refer to the distribution of works through CD, audiocassette, or computer file as opposed to the public performance of works.
However, by paying these copyright fees, you - as a business owner - are only meeting 50% of the legal requirements. To meet all legal requirements, you must also use a B2B music service that is specifically licensed for commercial purposes. Like Soundsuit.
Which organization is responsible for your country you can find in the following article
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