What If My Song Is Used In An Audiovisual Work?

Understanding the difference between sync licenses and performance royalties

Synchronization rights — and all of their attendant licenses and fees — are not handled by Songtrust. However, our role as a music publishing administrator means we often receive these requests, and end up forwarding them directly to our clients. 

We also track audiovisual (e.g., film or TV) performance royalties that are earned within our agreement. When your work is licensed for use by an outside party, we submit its details to the proper societies so they can collect your royalties. 

Please contact us via our Support Form in that case, and share the following information:

  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

For more information on licensing and syncs, check out our Top 10 Articles here.


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