Performing rights societies, also known as music licensing agencies, are regulated under.
To legally operate in Washington State, performing rights societies must:
Below is the list of performing rights societies meeting the requirements to operate in Washington State as well as their contact information, music repertoires, and agreement templates.
Vice President of Business Affairs
7 World Trade Center
250 Greenwich Street
New York, NY 10007
Vice President of Industry Relations, Licensing
14650 Falls Road
Cockeysville, MD 21030
In addition to the registration requirements, music licensing agencies must also meet certain standards of conduct. Among other things, agencies may not engage in coercive conduct that substantially disrupts a proprietor's business, use abusive or profane language when communicating with proprietors or their employees, or engage in unfair or deceptive practices when negotiating with a proprietor. For more information on prohibited acts, visit.
While we maintain a registry of music licensing agencies authorized to operate in this state, we are not charged with ensuring compliance by music licensing agencies with the registration and standards of conduct provisions of RCW 19.370. These regulations are enforced through private civil lawsuits or action by the Office of the Attorney General. If you are interested in filing a consumer protection complaint, please contact the Office of the Attorney General Consumer Protection Division.