rBeatz Newsletter | May 2023

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Dear valued subscribers to rBeatz, LLC,

We appreciate your loyalty to our boutique music streaming service and are excited to launch our newsletter. Our goal is to bring you helpful, non-boring information that will enhance your musical journey. We will provide you with essential resources to guide you through the world of creativity while highlighting references and experiences from the past, present, and future.

We will start by taking a deep dive into Performing Rights Organizations, commonly known as PROs, with a focus on the 3 whys. Why they exist, why we think they are important, and why they bring clarity, professionalism, and most importantly, monetary value to your creative works. We will also explain what they stand for and discuss four major PROs: ASCAP, BMI, SoundExchange, and SESAC.

ASCAP was founded in 1914 and represents over 800,000 music creators worldwide. They offer a range of showcasing opportunities and events throughout the year. BMI is one of the largest PROs in the world, representing over 1.1 million songwriters, composers, and music publishers. It collects and distributes royalties for the public performance of music through radio, television, and live music venues. SoundExchange collects and distributes digital performance royalties for musicians and record labels and has paid out over $7 billion in digital performance royalties. SESAC collects and distributes royalties for public performances of music through radio, television, and live music venues while offering personalized and hands-on service with its members.

We will also share some fun facts including details on The Illiac Suite, groundbreaking computer-generated music composed by computer scientist and composer Lejaren Hille and mathematician Leonard Isaacson.

Exploring history further, we uncover that the first raves are thought to have originated in the United Kingdom in the late 1980s, and the exact location of the first-ever rave is believed to have been held in an abandoned warehouse in London, UK. Since then, rave culture has spread across Europe and other parts of the world.

We hope you enjoy this newsletter and that it provides you with insights and resources that enhance your knowledge and love for music. Stay tuned for more exciting newsletters in the future.


rBeatz Radio and Media Team

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