Royalties & Payments

What Are You Owed, And How Is It Collected?

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Written by Adam Schwartz, Elizabeth McBride, Asia Smulders and 4 others
Royalty Types

What Kinds Of Royalties Do Publishing Assets Generate?

Songtrust can help you collect all the different royalties your song can generate
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What's the Difference Between the Writer's Share and Publisher's Share?

and why does it matter?
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Written by Samantha Shank
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What Are Writer Performance Royalties?

The difference between writer and publisher share of royalties explained.
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Written by Samantha Shank
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What Are Public Performance Royalties?

One of the most significant types of royalties
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Written by Samantha Shank
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Are All Public Performances Eligible to Earn Royalties Through a PRO?

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Written by Emily Mitchell
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If I Am a US-Based Artist, Can I Earn Performance Royalties on Behalf of My Master Recording When My Song is Played on Terrestrial Radio Outside of the USA?

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Written by Asia Smulders
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What are Mechanical Royalties?

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Written by Samantha Shank
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Does ASCAP Collect Mechanical Royalties?

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Does BMI Collect Mechanical Royalties?

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Does SESAC Collect Mechanical Royalties?

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Written by Emily Mitchell
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Does PRS Collect Mechanical Royalties?

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Written by Emily Mitchell
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What Are Sync Royalties?

Synchronization royalties
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Written by Samantha Shank
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Do You Collect Synchronization Royalties?

Collecting synchronization income
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Does Songtrust Collect Royalties on Previous Sync Deals?

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Written by Samantha Shank
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How Does Songtrust Pay Me YouTube Royalties?

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Written by Julia Pernicone
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How Do I Collect Royalties When My Song is Released on an Album By Someone Else?

The people releasing your music will owe you mechanical royalties.
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Written by Samantha Shank
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What is the Difference Between the Royalties I Collect from Distribution Sales and Money I Collect From Songtrust?

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Written by Emily Mitchell
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What are printed music royalties?

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Written by Samantha Shank
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What are Black Box Royalties?

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Written by Emily Mitchell
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What are Neighboring Rights Royalties?

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Written by Emily Mitchell
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Who Collects Neighboring Rights Royalties?

& how do I get ahold of mine?!
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How Do I Know If I Am Earning Neighboring Rights Royalties?

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How Do I Know If I Am Earning Master-Generated Royalties?

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Written by Asia Smulders
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Royalty Sources

Which Streaming Services Do You Collect From?

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Written by Emily Mitchell
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Do All Streaming Platforms Pay The Same Rate?

A guide to streaming platforms.
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Written by Emily Mitchell
Updated over a week ago

What Does Spotify Pay?

It depends.
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Written by Adam Schwartz
Updated over a week ago

Do You Collect From Digital and Physical Sales?

Payment for CD sales, digital downloads, streams.
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Written by Samantha Shank
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Will Songtrust Collect For My Live Performances, Or Will Those Royalties Just Be Sent To Me By My PRO?

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Written by Emily Mitchell
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Does Songtrust Collect From Slacker Radio?

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Written by Asia Smulders
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Does Songtrust Collect Royalties From Instagram?

Does Instagram even pay royalties to Songwriters?!
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Written by Asia Smulders
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How do Spotify Streams Turn Into Royalties?

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Written by Emily Mitchell
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Does Songtrust Collect Royalties From Twitter?

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Written by Emily Mitchell
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Does Songtrust Collect Royalties From Pandora?

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Written by Asia Smulders
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Can You Collect My Royalties From Soundcloud?

Well, it depends on a few things!
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Written by Emily Mitchell
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Do Songwriters Receive Royalty Payments From Pandora?

Yes, but its complicated.
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Written by Asia Smulders
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Do you collect royalties from AMI Jukeboxes?

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Written by Samantha Shank
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What Are Digital Audio Recording Technologies Fund (DART) Royalties?

Should your PRO represent you for them?
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Written by Emily Mitchell
Updated over a week ago