What is a Music Publishing Administrator?

They don’t own your music; they help you monetize it.

A music publishing administrator manages the rights of a songwriter in the marketplace and helps collect any royalties your songs generate. They do this by registering and licensing your songs with the proper entities, including Performing Rights Organizations (PROs), Collective Management Organizations (CMOs), and Mechanical Rights Organizations (MROs).   

Music publishing administrators do not retain any ownership or creative control over the songs they administer. The copyright holder (often the songwriter) does, while the administrator collects royalties and licensing fees on their behalf and charges a small commission fee for their services. 

Songtrust is a music publishing administrator. This means that we provide administrative services to independent and unpublished songwriters, including managing your catalog and collecting royalties within a global administration network.


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Interested in learning more? Check out our blog post on why you need music publishing. 


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