Commercial Music Services

BMI uses a “follow-the-dollar” distribution methodology for commercial music services. Royalty rates for commercial music services such as DMX, Muzak, Music Choice and PlayNetwork are calculated using performance data provided to BMI by each music service in combination with the BMI license fees collected for each music service. License fees for other background music services may be aggregated. License fees available for royalty distribution for each music service include license fees associated with the affiliates of that music service. When small independent music services fail to provide BMI with usable performance information, appropriate surrogate performance information is used to calculate your royalties.