We work specifically with orchestras around the world and deal primarily with print copyright issues; nevertheless, we have a bit more than a nodding acquaintance with performance rights, broadcast rights, and synchronization rights. The following link is a good way to get an overview of norms and expectations:
In short, if you are providing music for public consumption, you must contribute to the performing rights organizations; this is how rights holders get paid and make a living. The representatives at ASCAP, BMI, and SESAC are very helpful and happy to help facilitate compliance.
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