It’s a complicated but crucial process.
You do not need to add a beat as its own individual song into your Songtrust account unless you have released it separately through your distributor and it has its own ISRC.
When someone uses your beat to make a new song, that recording would have an entirely separate ISRC assigned to it — one completely unrelated to the original.
Every new song made using your beat will have its own unique metadata (title, writer splits, performing artist, ISRC). In order to make sure we properly register and collect every new one that is made using your beats, you will have to register each new song separately in your account and include all of this information.
The artist releasing the new song that uses your beat is generally entitled to a portion of its publishing, depending on your agreement. If this is the case, you will have to include them in your song registration.
We understand that it can be difficult for producers to keep track of artist names when so many different people are buying your beats. To simplify this process, please add an “UNKNOWN WRITER” option into your account. That way you can register a % to yourself and a % to the unknown writer/artist who owns part of the new song. If you already know the name of the artist releasing the song, you can add them instead of an unknown writer.
If you are unsure of how to add songs that use your beats, please reach out to us via our Support Form and we will be happy to assist you.
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