Account Registration & Setup

Learn How To Set Up and Manage Your Account

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Written by Elizabeth McBride, Adam Schwartz, Emily Mitchell and 2 others

How do I use the 'Access' feature?

Share access to your Songtrust account with a partner.
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Written by Adam Schwartz
Updated over a week ago

What is Songtrust's 'Access' feature?

You are now able to securely share your account details with other trusted partners!
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Written by Adam Schwartz
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Is There A Referral Code I Can Give to Friends Who Want to Sign Up With Songtrust?

Yes, here's where you can find it!
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Written by Emily Mitchell
Updated over a week ago

How Do I Register a Song where I Control 100% of the Publishing But Am Not the Only Writer?

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Written by Asia Smulders
Updated over a week ago

Why Are Their Duplicate Registrations Showing Up At My PRO & What Can I Do About It?

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Written by Asia Smulders
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How Is Registering A Song In My Songtrust Account Different From Registering One In My BMI Account?

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Written by Emily Mitchell
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I Scored A Film With Orchestral Music. How Should I Register It?

Should it be classical or non-classical?
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Written by Emily Mitchell
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I Made an Arrangement of a Classical Work That is in the Public Domain. Should I Register It As Classical?

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Written by Emily Mitchell
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What Happens if I Have Two Publishing Entities?

We Can Set You Up to Register Works Under Both!
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Written by Asia Smulders
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Will Songtrust be Listed as My Publisher at My PRO?

Well, it depends!
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Written by Asia Smulders
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Are There Any Performances That I Can Not Submit To BMI Live?

There are certain restrictions on what kind of performances can be submitted for royalty payment.
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Written by Emily Mitchell
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Where Should I Submit My Setlists for Cruise Ship Performances?

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Written by Emily Mitchell
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If Someone Covers My Song, Do I Need To Create A Separate Registration?

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Written by Emily Mitchell
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How Can I Add Additional Recordings To A Song That Is Already In My Songtrust Account?

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Written by Emily Mitchell
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Adding Songwriters

Do I Need to Add My Name as a Songwriter Although I’m the One To Set Up the Account?

Yes, let us help you register.
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Written by Elizabeth McBride
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What if I'm already affiliated with a PRO?

That will work, just add your writer with their IPI number.
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Written by Adam Schwartz
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I am a Member of a Band, Can We Join a Performing Rights Organization (PRO) as a Group?

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Written by Emily Mitchell
Updated over a week ago

What if I Need to Edit My Songs After I Have Already Added Them?

We are here to help!
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Written by Emily Mitchell
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What If I'm Not Affiliated With A PRO?

That's fine. You can affiliate through your Songtrust account.
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Written by Elizabeth McBride
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Who is Considered an Outside Writer When Registering Works into My Songtrust Account?

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Written by Asia Smulders
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Where can I put my Artist name?

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Written by Adam Schwartz
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Can I Access the PRO Application Through My Account on the Songtrust Site?

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Written by Emily Mitchell
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How long does it take for my PRO application to process?

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Written by Elizabeth McBride
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How Many Songwriters Can I List on My Song?

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Written by Adam Schwartz
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I Already Have a Publishing Company/Entity. How Does This Work?

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Written by Adam Schwartz
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What if I Have Multiple Artist Names and One Writer?

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Written by Emily Mitchell
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Should I Include My Publishing Company Name?

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Written by Asia Smulders
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What if I Already Registered with a PRO Using a Name Other Than my Legal Name?

Do I still need to use my legal name?
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Written by Emily Mitchell
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Can I Affiliate With PRS When I Sign Up for Songtrust?

It takes an extra step.
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Written by Emily Mitchell
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If I Am Affiliated With A Non-US PRO, Why Do I Have To Choose "US- Representation"?

It's not a double affiliation.
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Written by Emily Mitchell
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Adding Songs

Should I Register My Songs at my PRO in Addition to Songtrust?

This can complicate things.
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Written by Elizabeth McBride
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Under Which Name Should I Register My Works?

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Written by Adam Schwartz
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Do I Have to Do Anything With My PRO Anymore?

We have your registrations covered!
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Written by Elizabeth McBride
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What Are Songwriter Credits, and How Can I Get More of Them?

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Written by Emily Mitchell
Updated over a week ago

Why is my song still 'processing' after all this time?

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Written by Adam Schwartz
Updated over a week ago

What if I Wrote the Song with Other People Who Do Not Have Songtrust?

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Written by Adam Schwartz
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Do You Need Release Information If I Put Out My Own Record?

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Written by Adam Schwartz
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If I Gave Up My Publishing Share to Another Publisher, Can I Still Register the Work with Songtrust to Collect My Writer's Share?

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Written by Asia Smulders
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How Do I Decide On Splits?

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Written by Emily Mitchell
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Can I Register Songs With Writers Who Are Not Songtrust Clients?

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Written by Asia Smulders
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Can I Register Instrumental Versions of My Songs?

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Written by Asia Smulders
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How many songs can I register?

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Written by Adam Schwartz
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Can I Register a Musical Parody?

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Written by Emily Mitchell
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Where Do I Add Publisher and Writer Splits?

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Written by Elizabeth McBride
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I Registered My Songs Awhile Ago, So Why are They Still Not Appearing in SOCAN’s Repertoire Search?

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Written by Emily Mitchell
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If my co-writer and I Are Both With Songtrust, Do I Still Need to Add the Songs We Co-Wrote into My Account if They Are Already in Theirs?

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Written by Asia Smulders
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If I Co-Wrote a Song and My Co-Writer Already Registered It, Do I Need to Register It In My Songtrust Account?

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Written by Emily Mitchell
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Why Won't You Accept the ISWC Information I Am Trying to Add to My Song?

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Written by Asia Smulders
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Can I Register a Cover Song?

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Written by Adam Schwartz
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Can I Register Remixes / Alternate Mixes of My Own Songs?

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Written by Adam Schwartz
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Why Would I Need an Alternate Title?

alternate title
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Written by Julia Pernicone
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Can I register an arrangement of a public domain song?

public domain, arrangement
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Written by Julia Pernicone
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Do you need a Universal Product Code (UPC) for my songs?

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Written by Emily Mitchell
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Do I Register Arrangements as "Classical"?

There are very specific requirements that must be met in order for a song to be classifiesd as "classical".
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Written by Emily Mitchell
Updated over a week ago

A Song I Co-Wrote is in My PRO Account, But I Am Not Listed As a Co-writer. How Can I Get Added and Begin Collecting Royalties ?

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Written by Asia Smulders
Updated over a week ago

What If I Do Not Have All of my Outside Co-Writer's Information?

How do I add a song without it?
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Written by Emily Mitchell
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Why Do You Ask About “Lyrics” and “Music”?

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Written by Adam Schwartz
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Can I register a spoken word song?

Spoken word
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Written by Elizabeth McBride
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How Do I Register A Song if I Am in a Co-Publishing Deal and/or Only Own a Certain % of My Publishing?

Registering a co-pub song into your account is easier than you think!
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Written by Asia Smulders
Updated over a week ago

If I Perform My Songs, Do I Need to Add Release Information?

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Written by Adam Schwartz
Updated over a week ago