2.  As used in this act:

   “Copyright owner” means the owner of a copyright of a musical work, other than a motion picture or audiovisual work;

Terms Used In New Jersey Statutes 56:3A-2

  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • State: extends to and includes any State, territory or possession of the United States, the District of Columbia and the Canal Zone. See New Jersey Statutes 1:1-2

   “Performing rights society” means an association or corporation that licenses the nondramatic public performance of musical works on behalf of copyright owners,  such as the American Society  of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP), Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) and SESAC, Inc.;

   “Proprietor” means the owner of a retail establishment, restaurant, inn, bar, tavern or any other similar place of business or professional office located in this State in which the public may assemble and in which musical works may be performed, broadcast, or otherwise transmitted for the enjoyment of  the members of the public there assembled;

   “Royalty” or “royalties” means the fees payable to a copyright owner or performing rights society for the nondramatic public performance of a musical work.