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, royalties 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.
It takes about a year after joining Songtrust for other pay sources to pop up, including mechanical royalties and global 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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