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

Songtrust is the premier music publishing administrator.

Songtrust is a one-stop shop, DIY global publishing administrator that collects your performance, mechanical, and YouTube 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 with Songtrust.

Create Music Group is a distribution and traditional publishing company that offers traditional publishing deals to clients on a selective basis. This means that not just anyone can join Create Music Group - in order to join, you must be offered a traditional deal. 

 

Songtrust: 
  • Pricing: One-time, $100 registration fee. You keep 85% of 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.
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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