Does Songtrust Collect Royalties on Previous Sync Deals?

Your synchronization licenses allow Songtrust to collect sync royalties on your behalf.

There are two types of royalties collected from synchronization deals:

  1. Upfront - The fees you receive for the initial use of the song
  2. Backend - the royalties from the actual use of the song that is tracked and monetized.

Songtrust collects backend royalties from any past sync deals that result from continued use, and also offers sync processing for any upcoming sync deals. The deal is non-exclusive with regards to synchronization royalties. This means that you can procure and process synchronization licenses independently of Songtrust using your own connections or a 3rd party service. You can even enter an exclusive creative deal with another company. Songtrust can serve as a resource for inbound sync requests and negotiation/processing as you see fit, in which case Songtrust will take the standard 15% commission.

If you have a sync deal that you would like to have Songtrust administer, please submit a ticket to our support form.


If you would like to learn about micro-sync deals, check out our blog!


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