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Co-authors in different P.R.O. Could it be problematic?

Posted: Tue Mar 10, 2020 12:57 am
by Innermusic
Hi everyone,
I'm starting to prepare songs in collaboration with another musician.
Oriented to music production libraries.
He is registered with SGAE (Spanish P.R.O) and I am in BMI.
Can it be problematic in the future?
If two people appear as co-authors, may some libraries reject songs for that reason?

Re: Co-authors in different P.R.O. Could it be problematic?

Posted: Tue Mar 10, 2020 1:10 am
by superkons
The IPI number is recognised by all PROs, though

Re: Co-authors in different P.R.O. Could it be problematic?

Posted: Sat Mar 14, 2020 9:45 am
by TerrellBurt
No, this will not be problematic because every PRO will provide you with an IPI/CAE # (not to be confused with your PRO membership #). As long as you both have that you'll be fine, regardless of the PRO.

Re: Co-authors in different P.R.O. Could it be problematic?

Posted: Sat Mar 14, 2020 2:15 pm
by cosmicdolphin
It's fine. Happens all the time.

Re: Co-authors in different P.R.O. Could it be problematic?

Posted: Sat Mar 21, 2020 7:27 am
by GBall
To my understanding its actually an interesting test - two writers of the same song with different PRO's comparing to see which of them made the most money. It's never exactly the same.