What's the Difference Between Songtrust and Sentric Publishing?

Sync rights, for starters.

Songtrust is a global publishing administrator that collects several kinds of royalties (performance, mechanical, and YouTube composition). We also offer a suite of advanced tools for handling your publishing catalog, including a real time royalties dashboard that is not offered through Sentric. 

Sentric is a UK-based publishing administrator that collects similar performance, mechanical, and YouTube composition royalties. It also takes non-exclusive sync rights in its agreements. 

We require no sync rights; you are free to procure as many placements as you like, and keep 100% of any upfront fees you negotiate. Not to mention take advantage of our low admin fee and large global collections network — the industry’s biggest.

 

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.

Sentric: 

  • Pricing: They keep 20% of the music publishing royalties they collect.
  • Royalty Collection Reach: 120 territories.
  • Royalty Types: Mechanical and performance.
  • Barrier to Entry: None.
  • Collects from YouTube: Yes.
  • Minimum Term Length: 28-day rolling term.