If I Co-Wrote a Song and My Co-Writer Already Registered It With Songtrust, Do I Also Need to Add It to My Songtrust Account?

Well, it depends!

If you know your co-writer already added the song into their own account, then you do not need to also add it directly into your own account. Instead please reach out to us via our Support Form for assistance. Make sure to include the email address associated with your co-writers' account as well as the song titles that need to be added to your own account when submitting the form. Our team will then link the registrations via our backend system, so you won't need to add them yourself.

However, if your co-writer is with Songtrust, and you are unsure whether they have already added these songs into their own Songtrust account, then you should still add them directly into your own Songtrust account, with your co-writer added as an outside writer on the song registrations. 

If you add a song to your Songtrust account that is already registered with a Performing Rights Organization (PRO) by a co-writer, the registrations will find each other and merge as long as the information is correct on both registrations.

Please note that if the song has not been into your own account, whether by our team or yourself directly, your royalties will not be sent to us, regardless if the songs in question are already in your co-writers Songtrust account. This is because, when we send out songs for registration, it is not only to register the song itself globally but also to inform collection societies that Songtrust is now managing your publishing share for that song. If the song is not in your Songtrust account, there is no way for us to know that we need to claim it on your behalf.

 

Need help adding a song into your account? Check out our song demo video.

 

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