What's the Difference Between Songtrust and Create Music Group?

Songtrust is an accessible publishing administrator.

Songtrust is a one-stop shop for songwriters — a global publishing administrator that collects your performance, mechanical, and composition royalties. You don’t need to meet any criteria to be able to join; anyone who has released music is free to sign up.

Create Music Group is a distribution company that also offers traditional publishing deals to clients on a limited basis. This means that not everyone is able to sign up for publishing with Create.

 

Songtrust: 
  • Pricing: One-time, $100 registration fee. You keep 85% of royalties earned around the world.
  • Royalty Collection Reach: 245+ 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.
Create Music Group: 
  • Pricing: No upfront fee, and the commission rates vary client-by-client.
  • Royalty Collection Reach: Undisclosed
  • Royalty Types: Mechanical and performance.
  • Barrier to Entry: Yes. Create Music Group is a traditional publisher who makes offers to clients on a selective basis.
  • Collects from YouTube: Yes.
  • Minimum Term Length: Varies client-by-client.

 

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

 

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