How Do I Register a Song if I am Using Samples From Tracklib?

You can register a Tracklib sample just like you’d register a sample from any other source.

Tracklib is a music service that enables music creators to discover, sample, and license original recordings. It enables producers, DJs, and other music creators  to license and pay for usages in an easy and straightforward manner. Tracklib features a library of over 100,000+ tracks that users can browse, download, and license for samples with the click of a button.

You can register a sample from Tracklib just like you would register any other sample: with the sample writer as your “outsider writer” (or co-writer), with their share of the song listed. Your first step will be collecting all the information for the sample writer, and for the sample itself: 

    • The writer’s full name
    • PRO affiliation
    • IPI
    • Publisher (if they have one)
    • Their share of the finished song 

Once you do that, you can add them to your Songtrust account as an outside writer. To do this, log into your Songtrust account > go to Menu on the top right-hand side > then go to Songwriters > in you the Manage Songwriters page, click Outside Writer. From here, you can click Add outside writer and add the information collected above.

You can also add an Outside Writer while registering a song. On your Songs page > click Register a song on the top right > after adding a Song Title, you can add a new Outside Writer in the Songwriters section of this page.

For example, if their share is 10%, and you are the sole writer of the track, you’d allocate 90% of the songwriting to yourself, and 10% to the writer of the sample as an Outside Writer.

This is the same way you can register any other sample usage - whether you licensed it from another platform, or whether you made an agreement directly with the rightsholder for the sample’s publishing. 

We highly recommend you add the ISRC of the recording to all songs that you register with Songtrust. You can learn more about what that means in this article from our help center. If you have any questions about determining splits, please feel free to reach out to us via our Support Form or at support@songtrust.com.

You can learn more about Tracklib in this post from the Songtrust blog, and by visiting their website!

 

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