No. Songtrust does not replace your need to affiliate with a Performing Rights Organization (PRO). 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, which opts you into 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 – you can affiliate for one directly through your Songtrust account. All fees are included in your Songtrust plan.
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.