Here’s why it’s at least one year.
Songtrust offers the most flexible, writer-friendly deal around: a one-year minimum term. Why one year? Well, the global song registration process can take anywhere from six to nine months, with royalty distribution occurring the following quarter. Once your songs are submitted with all their necessary information (correct titles, splits, and ISRCs), we register them with multiple pay sources around the world. We are then at the mercy of each source, as they affiliate writers, register songs, and release your royalties.
After your first 12 months with Songtrust, your membership auto-renews without any additional fees, so you don't have to do anything to continue collecting your publishing royalties. Check out an extensive explanation of our terms and how they compare to a traditional publishing deal here.
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