2. Collection Partners/Pay Sources
  3. Performance Rights Organizations & Collective Management Organizations (PROs/CMOs)

Will Songtrust Be Listed As the Publisher At My Performing Rights Organization (PRO)?

That depends on whether you have a publishing entity or not.

If you have your own publishing entity (aka "vanity publisher" or “publisher affiliation”), it can be listed as the publisher at your Performing Rights Organization (PRO). We will show up as either its contact address or administrator. If you do not have your own publishing entity, we will be listed as your publisher. 

Here is an example of how your registration will appear on ASCAP if you do not have your own publishing entity. Please note that registration forms vary depending on the PRO...  

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And here is an example of how your ASCAP registration will appear if you have your own publishing entity; while we are no longer listed as the acting publisher, our contact information appears.

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If you'd like to include personal publishing information with your song registrations, make sure to add it alongside your account’s songwriter info. If you’ve already added a songwriter without publishing information, please use our Support Form to submit a ticket and reach our Client Services Team making sure to include the publishing entity’s name and IPI number, as well as the name of the songwriter it’s affiliated with so that we can manually add it for you. You can find this form by logging into your account and finding the link on your client dashboard.

One final note: There is no way for us to register your works without Songtrust listed somewhere, whether it’s as your acting publisher or administrator. This is because PROs and other parties need to know who currently handles the administration for that work.

Ready to learn the truth about how your global royalties are tracked, collected, and paid out to you? Get a deep dive into pay sources, how publishers collect royalties, and why you need a publishing partner. 

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