How Does Songtrust Pay Me YouTube Royalties?

By registering for Songtrust, you are opted-in to our YouTube Monitor that monetizes your compositions on YouTube.

Songtrust has a direct agreement with YouTube to collect mechanical royalties in the US and Canada, only. While we do collect YT money globally, we are only direct with them for the USA & Canada. All Mechanical royalties generated outside of the US and Canada in addition to any performance royalties generated worldwide on YouTube are collected by the corresponding society in each territory (where Songtrust has registered your songs), then paid to Songtrust.

We deliver metadata to YouTube (the ISRC) that allows the international societies to match their data with ours and monetize anything we are, so that all uses of your music are being monetized in all applicable territories.

*Please note that we can not monetize videos that do not meet YouTube's new eligibility requirements (as of February 20, 2018). In order for us to place ads on and monetize a video, the video must be on a channel that has at least 1,000 subscribers and 4,000 hours of watch time over the past 12 months.