Will Songtrust be Listed as My Publisher at My Performing Rights Organizaion (PRO)?

Well, it depends!

Whether we show up as your publisher at Performing Rights Organizations (PROs) depends on if you have your own publishing entity (also sometimes known as a "vanity Publisher" or "Publisher Affiliation") setup or not.

If you do not have your own publishing entity, we will be listed as your publisher at PROs.

However, if you do have your own publishing entity, then that entity can be listed as your publisher at your PROs, and instead, we will show up either as the contact address for your entity, or listed directly next to your entity to show we are administrating for your publishing entity.

 

Below is an example of how your registration will appear on ASCAP if you do not have your own publishing entity attached to the registration:

songtrust pub display

 


Below is an example of how your registration will appear on ASCAP if you do have your own publishing entity attached to the work. As you can see, while we are not listed as the acting publisher like above, our contact information still appears in the registration metadata.

pub display 2

 

If you'd like to include your personal publishing information with your song registrations, make sure to add it when you add your songwriter into your account. If you forgot to do this and you've already added your songwriter without publishing information, please notify us via our Support Form along with the personal publishing entity name and IPI#, as well as the name of the songwriter it needs to be added to so that we can manually add it for you.

Unfortunately, there is no way for us to register your works without Songtrust listed somewhere on the registration, whether that be as your acting publisher for that work or just as the administrator. This is because PROs and other parties need to know who currently handles the administration for that work.

 

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