No. Songtrust does not replace your need to affiliate with a perfoming rights organization. All writers have to be affiliated in order to receive their writer's share. Songtrust's service collects the publishers share for writers and publishers--opting you in to global and direct collection of performance and mechanical royalties.
If you’re not already affiliated with a Performance Rights Organization – ASCAP, BMI, SESAC, or SOCAN – Songtrust will expedite the affiliation process and ensure all your works are properly registered.
If you’re already affiliated with ASCAP, BMI, SESAC, or SOCAN - Songtrust can administer as much or as little of your catalog as you wish. We will help you manage your current catalog at your PRO and increase income sources to international and mechanical royalties.