There are 4 companies, BMI, ASCAP, GMR, and SESAC. They are called "Performing Rights Organizations” or “PROs”. They pay songwriters for performances in public spaces.
As part of your service with us, we pay the music label licensing (Sony, Warner, Universal, etc). We have optional PRO coverage for $29.95/month. Most bars/restaurants have other sources of sound (broadcast TV, DJs, Bands, Karaoke, etc) and pay those companies directly for blanket coverage.
Ask your representative if our coverage would lower your direct fee to determine if our coverage could be of value. Should it be of interest to you, you can sign up anytime.