Does It Really Take 9-12 Months for Songtrust to Collect Royalties?

Publishing takes a long time.

Yes. Although 9 - 12 months is a long time, this is a realistic timeline for setting up a publishing agreement, registering your titles worldwide, allowing the collection societies to process your information, and finally, having our royalties department process your payment.

If you sign up with any publisher, this timeline is standard. See how the quarterly royalties schedule works here.

Keep in mind, you are paid royalties when you are owed a minimum of $5.00, which is the least amount societies and Songtrust pay out.

Learn more about the Publish Royalties Waiting Game on our blog!


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