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*

*If you're interested in requesting an Express Royalty Payment, please fill out our Express Royalty Payment form. 

*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.