What is Songtrust?

We help you manage everything from YouTube to PROs.

Songtrust is a global publishing administrator. This means we register songs on behalf of our members with more than 60 pay sources around the world - including Performance Rights Organizations (PROs), mechanical collection societies, and digital service providers. 

We also use YouTube’s Content ID system to identify videos that may be using your music, from illegal uploads to live clips and cover songs, and we enable you to submit manual claims for YouTube videos. Writers can also upload their setlists to collect from international performances.

We charge a one-time $100 fee per songwriter, and keep a 15% commission on all royalties collected. We do not take any sync rights, so you are free to procure sync opportunities as you see fit and keep 100% of any upfront fees you negotiate for those uses.

Our agreement is on a song-by-song basis, so you can register as many or as few songs with us as you'd like, and the term is one year. After that, you may cancel at any time and all rights revert back to you.

What Songtrust Offers

Interested in learning more? Check out our post on the Top 10 Reasons You Need Songtrust.


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