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BMI Member FAQs

FAQs: Top Frequently Asked Questions

What is the fee to join as a songwriter?

Can a person be both a songwriter and a publisher?

How much does it cost to register my songs with BMI?

Is it necessary to copyright my songs?

What is the fee to create a publishing company with BMI?

What is the difference between a songwriter and a publisher?

Does BMI need a copy of my song?

What do I do if my song is being played on radio, TV or Internet?

Do I need to re-copyright new versions of my old songs?

Do I need to inform BMI when my songs are played on the radio?

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