This question is more complicated than you might think. Songtrust is collecting from a myriad of revenue sources. These sources pay out at different times.

Sometimes Songtrust clients get paid within 3-6 months. Other times, they wait 9-12 months to receive their first payment. It does take time to fully register a catalog globally, then receive and process payments. If Songtrust receives royalties, you will be paid out at the end of that quarter.

It is important to note that some societies prioritize based on total earnings--so the higher earners will be paid out faster.

In general, don't expect to be paid for streams that occur today until 2 quarters later (6 months).

Also, don't forget to add ISRCs to your songs--this is very important, particularly for collecting mechanical royalties, and can greatly speed up the collection process.

If you have a significant amount of streams and don't think you are receiving the correct amount of royalties, just send us a message on the Songtrust chatbox on your account, and we'll be happy to look into your catalog further.

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