TTCO’s role is to license music users and event promoters, for the broadcasting and or commercial communication to the public, be it live or via Public performance or recording throughout Trinidad and Tobago and to collect license fees and to distribute accordingly, in the form royalties to its members and foreign Neighbouring Rights and Copyright owners.
Examples of how our members benefit:
- Royalty payments at least 4-6 times per year for the public performance, broadcast, communication and recording of your music in Trinidad & Tobago.
- Royalty payments no less than 30 days after each carnival season.
- Itemized royalty statements.
- Royalties credited to a designated bank account or issued for collection at our offices.
- Advice and consultation on Neighbouring Rights, Works of Mas and Copyright protection.
- Registration of works and agreements.
- Referral to legal services.
- Unit Trust pooled investment.
- Membership Card. (with fluctuating external benefits by partnering providers)
- Investigations of criminal offences against members’ Neighbouring Rights and Copyrights, through its Compliance Investigation Unit or CIU, who work closely with the Police and Customs and other Agencies.
- When a TTCO member dies his spouse, child, relative, next of kin or beneficiary under a will can apply for Membership. This successor member can collect royalties up to 50 years after the death of the member.
- Free attendance at Neighbouring Rights, Copyright and or Works of Mas seminars and workshops hosted by TTCO.