What if My Song is Used in a Film/TV/Advertisement or Other Audio-Visual Work?

What to do when you get a sync placement

Before reaching out to Songtrust, there are two important things to keep in mind:

Songtrust can only track sync placements that occur within our agreement. That means we are unable to track royalties for any sync that licensed or aired before you signed up with Songtrust.

The window for collecting sync royalties is 6-9 months for all types of media. Even if a sync occurred after signing up with us, if it aired longer than 6-9 months ago, the window for collecting backend sync royalties has passed and can no longer be collected.

If your work is licensed for use in an audio-visual work and meets these criteria, we will submit information about the use to societies so they can collect performance royalties. Please reach out to us via our Support Form with the relevant information below:

1. Song Title

2. Name of film or television show and episode number 

3. Station or streaming service

4. Air Date

5. Territory

6. Cue Sheet


If your song is used in a commercial or advertisement, please see our article on Syncs for Ads/Commercials. 


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