What's the Difference Between Songtrust and Tunecore Publishing?

Songtrust is the premiere global music publishing administrator.

Tunecore specializes in distribution, not music publishing. It is a digital platform that offers publishing as an optional service that its clients can access for an additional fee.

Tunecore relies on 45 direct relationships and four sub-publishers in many international territories, meaning there is another party registering your works (extending the registration process) and taking a fee out of your royalties

Although their commission is the same as ours, you are actually losing more of your royalties to third party sub-publishers. We have a worldwide network of direct affiliations with Performing Rights Organizations (PROs) and mechanical societies which allow us to collect your royalties more quickly and accurately directly from the territory in which they were generated.

Finally, TuneCore assumes exclusive sync rights in their agreement. We require no sync rights; you are free to procure placements as you please and keep 100% of any upfront fees you negotiate.


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


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