When Should I Expect My First Royalty Payments?

It typically takes up to a year.

If you’re affiliating with a Performing Rights Organization (PRO) like ASCAP or BMI, and registering your songs for the first time, assuming your songs have accrued royalties that are ready for collection, your first payment will typically land in your Songtrust account between 9 and 12 months later. This is standard operating procedure for publishing administration, as is a minimum of six months between any song usages and related performance royalties.

If your songs aren't being meaningfully consumed (sold, streamed, broadcasted, performed, etc.),  you should not expect royalties. Songtrust does not generate royalties for you; we collect royalties that your works are already earning. 


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