When Does Songtrust Pay Royalties?

Royalties are paid out quarterly.

Songtrust receives royalties according to individual societies' distribution schedules. Songtrust processes these royalties and distributes them to your account on a quarterly basis.

Standard Royalty Quarters and Payments to Songtrust

(Similar to Writer Royalty Distribution Schedule)
1Q: Jan-March
2Q: April-June
3Q: July-Sept
4Q: Oct-Dec

Songtrust Publishing Royalty Payout dates to clients

1Q: Last week of June*
2Q: Last week of September*
3Q: Last week of December*
4Q: Last week of March*

*It typically takes 9-12 months to receive your first royalty payment.

*BMI payments are only received 3 quarters of the year.

*Some royalties, such as those for audiovisual uses, are subject to separate distribution cycles (occur less frequently).

*Account adjustments do occur in some cases.


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