What the heck is a “public performance” and why does it generate $6 billion dollars?

Scott Schreer
Season 1/ Episode 1

In this Episode, meet Scott Schreer. Scott wrote the music for “Have A Coke and A Smile”, the NFL theme Song for Fox along with a myriad of jingles and scores for Snickers, Volkswagen, The Cosby Show, and many many others. So how does Scott, and the rest of the world’s songwriters and composers, make money from the use of their music? Scott takes us behind the scenes of a rubber band and glue bizarre and unbelievable system that tracks what the world listens to then collects and pays out over $6 billion dollars annually for the right of Public Performance. It might just be the most valuable music copyright you never heard of….