I am curious why so many AJ authors still do not register their tracks in PRO. It is known that registering do not decrease amount of sales. Even more - in my opinion clients with big budgets, who are buying big licenses for the serious broadcast use, prefer registered composers with IPI number.
So why some authors don’t want this extra cash from PRO?
In EU (and in many other countries?) every broadcasted material has to be submitted to PRO organisation with properly filled composer name. If not, they may have problems. It’s obligatory, so they have to pay you money… even if you’re not registered to PRO. If it’s broadcasted abroad - “foreign” PRO will contact with “your” PRO and they will transfer money. If they know only your AJ nick instead of PRO IPI number - they will fill in the cue only your nick, so it’s harder to locate your royalties…
Of course it’s hard to predict how many of them are filling those cues properly and how accurate are foreign PROs in collecting and transferring royalties.