Can Songtrust Register My Song Without ISRC/recording Information?

Yes, not all songs have recordings.

Compositions and recordings are two separate pieces of copyright. Songtrust administers your composition/publishing side, while your aggregator/distributor (such as CD Baby, Distrokid, etc.) or label manages the recording side.

Because not all songs have recordings, you are not required to add recording information when adding a song into your account. We will still register the song globally for you, regardless of what (if any) recording info is provided.

Please note that we highly recommend including ISRC's whenever you have them to optimize your royalty collection. You can do this by making sure that as many tracks as possible are linked with an ISRC by clicking "Add a Recording" next to each song via the SONGS page within your account.  This is an important step to gather data crucial for tracking and collecting royalties owed to you from streaming services.


Interested in learning more? Check out our article on everything you need to know about ISRCs. 


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