What is JAMMS?
Jamaica Music Society (JAMMS
) is an independent, non-profit, performance rights organization that is membership based and represents a wide range of sound recording copyright holders which include small, medium and large independent record labels/record producers, as well as the major international label groups and artist-owned labels.
JAMMS is the only organization in Jamaica established to administer, manage and grant licenses in respect of neighboring rights of its members and affiliated societies and to collect and receive royalties and other monies payable for the exercise of such rights.
Incorporated in July 2006 and operationalized since May 2007, JAMMS administers the broadcasting and public performance rights granted under the Copyright Act to Sound Recording Copyright Owners (SRCOs
). SRCOs are normally individual record producers, record labels or record companies.