Typically, UPRS do the following:

  1. Monitors when, where and what members’ works are used.
  2. Negotiates tariffs and other conditions with commercial music users.
  3. licenses the use of protected works on behalf of its members and of other rights holders it represents.
  4. Collects the fees from users and distributes these to the rights holders whose works have been exploited.

UPRS’s collect royalties through licensing agreements with music users. These licenses cover all kinds of music use, whether it’s for digital, broadcast, or public performance. The Society then pay royalties to members when their music work is performed, broadcasted, streamed, downloaded, reproduced, played in public, or used in film and TV.

Other public places using music include gyms, Bars, Gardens, Pubs, Beaches, Clubs, Discotheques, Hotels, Restaurants, Juke Boxes, Live Music Performances, Radios, Televisions, and similar places.