If your work is licensed for use in an audiovisual work, we will submit information about the use to societies to collect performance royalties.  Please reach out to us via the chatbox in your dashboard or at support@songtrust.com with the relevant information below: 


Commercials/Advertisements

  • Song title
  • Start date of the campaign
  • A link to the commercial (YouTube, etc.)
  • MP3 of the song used
  • If you are affiliated with BMI: a copy of the fully executed license (redacted minus fees is okay, if necessary)

*Please note that we must notify the societies within 1 year and 6 months (maximum) from when a commercial airs in order to collect royalties on it.  

There are multiple variables used to determine the royalty payout for commercials, such as broadcast on national or local television,  the channel of broadcast (network, cable) the nature and length of the use of the song in the commercial, whether or not there is voiceover on top of the music, the time of day the commercial is broadcast (primetime, afternoon, middle of the night), etc. These factors can greatly affect the performance measurement, so it's difficult to estimate exactly how much a placement in an advertisement will earn. Further, many societies are not currently monitoring or paying out on internet commercial usages. 


Film

  • Copy of the cue sheet from the production company who licensed the music (if you have it), and/or;
  • Contact information for the licensee
  • Title(s) of the song(s) used
  • Name of the film


Television

  • Copy of the cue sheet from the production company who licensed the music (if you have it), and/or;
  • Contact information for the licensee
  • Title(s) of song(s) used
  • Name of television show and episode number
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