Is Having Your Own Publishing Company the Same as Having a Publisher?

Not quite.

Having your own “personal publishing entity” is not the same as having a publisher, let alone a publishing administrator like Songtrust.

If you create a publishing entity through your local Performing Rights Organization (PRO), it will only receive your share of publishing royalties from public performances and broadcasts within your local territory.

Your publishing entity cannot collect mechanical royalties for you, nor can it effectively collect performance royalties generated outside of your home territory. The easiest way to get them is to sign up with someone like Songtrust!

Don't know when is the right time to join? Check out our tips on when you should set up your own publishing entity or work with a publishing administrator like Songtrust. 


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