What is a Music Publishing Administrator?

Music Publishing Administration

A music publishing administrator administers the rights of a songwriter in the marketplace by registering and licensing songs with the proper entities (such as PROS and CMOs) to make sure they are collecting royalties, but does not retain any rights to the music published by the copyright holders.

The copyright holder (songwriter) retains ownership and creative control of the music. The administrator collects royalties and licensing fees on behalf of the copyright holder, and in return, they traditionally receive a small commission.

Songtrust is a music publishing administrator. This means that we provide administrative services to independent and unpublished songwriters including the ability to collect royalties worldwide with a professional global administration network. We also help you manage your current catalog to more accurately collect royalties.

If you want to learn more about how Songtrust works, read this article!