FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

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Written by Elizabeth McBride, Jason, and Michael Lorenz and 2 others

How do I login to Payoneer/contact Payoneer?

Payoneer can be reached by phone or email.
Written by Elizabeth McBride
Updated over a week ago

Where do I add/upload my recordings?

Songtrust does not accept audio information.
Written by Elizabeth McBride
Updated over a week ago

Can you Songtrust register my song without at ISRC/recording info?

Yes, not all songs have recordings.
Written by Elizabeth McBride
Updated over a week ago

What is an ISWC?

International Standard Musical Work Code
Written by Elizabeth McBride
Updated over a week ago

What if my music is used in advertisements/commercials?

We submit your ad-codes for you.
Written by Elizabeth McBride
Updated over a week ago

How do I fill out a tax form?

Unfortunately, we can't give tax advice.
Written by Elizabeth McBride
Updated over a week ago

Why do you need my W-9 information?

In order to pay you
Written by Elizabeth McBride
Updated over a week ago

What if I have multiple artist names and one writer?

artist name, performer, pseudonym
Written by Jason
Updated over a week ago

Can I register remixes / alternate mixes of my own songs?

Absolutely.
Written by Michael Lorenz
Updated over a week ago

What does Spotify pay?

It depends
Written by Jason
Updated over a week ago

I need to add my ISRC, but my song is not on Spotify?

You can add your ISRC's manually.
Written by Elizabeth McBride
Updated over a week ago

Can I register a cover song?

Written by Michael Lorenz
Updated over a week ago

Why can I not see my reports?

We'll show reports once you have received royalties.
Written by Anna Miceli
Updated over a week ago

What data will show in my royalty reports?

We give very detailed royalty reports to support your business intelligence.
Written by Michael Lorenz
Updated over a week ago

Is Songtrust a Performing Rights Organization (like ASCAP, BMI, SESAC)?

No, but we register all of your works with all of the PROs.
Written by Elizabeth McBride
Updated over a week ago

Can you distribute my music to iTunes?

No, we aren't a distributor.
Written by Elizabeth McBride
Updated over a week ago

Can you copyright my songs?

We don't copyright music, we collect royalties from your publishing ownership.
Written by Jason
Updated over a week ago

Will Songtrust promote or place my music?

Songtrust does not provide creative services. We collect your publishing royalties.
Written by Jason
Updated over a week ago

Will you pitch my music for film and TV?

Songtrust does not provide creative services. We collect your publishing royalties.
Written by Michael Lorenz
Updated over a week ago

Can you help with copyright infringement?

We cannot offer legal advice, but we can register your works.
Written by Michael Lorenz
Updated over a week ago

I got a publishing deal! Can I cancel before the 1-year term is up?

Canceling your account early because you signed another publishing agreement
Written by Julia Pernicone
Updated over a week ago

Why does Songtrust have a 1-year post-term collection after cancelling an account?

1 year post-term collection cancelling account
Written by Elizabeth McBride
Updated over a week ago

What is the difference between Songtrust and SoundExchange?

Do I need to sign up for both Songtrust and SoundExchange?
Written by Julia Pernicone
Updated over a week ago

What are neighboring rights?

neighboring rights, soundexchange, sound, exchange, recording
Written by Jason
Updated over a week ago

Does Payoneer work with Transferwise accounts?

Payoneer is not compatible with Transferwise accounts.
Written by Elizabeth McBride
Updated over a week ago

Will I get paid from Youtube views in every country?

Written by Jason
Updated over a week ago