What's the Difference Between Songtrust and Audiam?

Songtrust is a 1-stop shop for global publishing administration.

Songtrust collects your performance, mechanical, and YouTube composition royalties and offers a suite of other advanced tools for handling your publishing catalog.

Audiam only collects mechanical royalties and handles YouTube monetization. (If you are using Audiam for YouTube monetization on behalf of your sound recordings only, you can––and should––use Songtrust as well.)

Songtrust takes a 15% commission and allows you to opt out of collection on your own YouTube channel. Songtrust also has a more extensive global reach, with direct relationships to collection societies in 150+ international territories.

 

Songtrust:  
  • Pricing: One-time, $100 registration fee. You keep 85% of publishing royalties earned around the world.
  • Royalty Collection Reach: 150+ countries and territories around the world, the largest collection network in the industry.
  • Royalty Types: Mechanical and performance.
  • Barrier to Entry: None - anyone who has released music can become a client of Songtrust. 
  • Collects from YouTube: Yes.
  • Minimum Term Length: One year.
Audiam:
  • Pricing: 20% of the mechanical royalties, and a 30% administrative fee for any royalties accrued before signing up. Audiam also has a 25% administration fee for what it collects from YouTube for videos using your music outside of your channel.
  • Royalty Collection Reach: US and Canadian streaming mechanicals.
  • Royalty Types: Mechanical and performance.
  • Barrier to Entry: None.
  • Collects from YouTube: Yes.
  • Minimum Term Length: One year.

 

Learn more about why Songtrust is still neccessary even if you use Audiam.

 

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