BMI is what is known as a music performing right organization. A performing right organization represents songwriters, composers, and music publishers. BMI represents performance rights while Songwriters, Composers, and Music Publishers focus on their craft. Businesses Use Music Music adds value to any business, organization, or digital platform. 

ASCAP, an American organization, established in 1914, was the first such body formed to protect the rights of composers and collect fees for the public performances of their music. In accordance with intellectual-property and copyright laws, it collects royalties and licensing fees from music.