Songtrust is Live in Beta!!

17 Dec

Hello world! Songtrust, the world’s first online rights management solution for musicians, is live in beta to kick off the new year!

Use the code BETA123 to access the site and get your first 3 months of Songtrust membership for free! Please send any and all feedback to feedback@songtrust.com.

Learn more about Songtrust by visiting our Site Tour, FAQ, and by watching the video below!

Introducing Songtrust from Songtrust on Vimeo.

  • http://www.yesterdaysview.com Brasher

    How much is the small fee to be with Songtrust and how do you distribute the artist music? Also, when you say the artist keeps 100% royalties, what is the average artist making in royalties each month with Songtrust? What percentage of the artist registered with you are receiving royalties that outweigh what they pay for your services each month? I see you offer a three month FREE service and I am considering try it for this trial period, but would still appreciate my questions addressed and any other information you may feel would be helpful in making my decision to try Songtrust. Thanks!

    • Matthew Johnson

      Hi Brasher,

      It’s great to hear that you have already affiliated with BMI and registered your songs accordingly. We are all about empowering songwriters to take control of their publishing, and it looks like you are doing just that.

      The membership costs for an individual vary from $10-20/month depending on the particular subscription option you sign up for. To see more detail about the subscription levels, enter the BETA123 code to access the site, and proceed to the subscriptions page to see more detail on various offerings.

      Songtrust is the world’s first online publishing administrator for songwriters. We don’t distribute music the way labels or distributions chains do. Instead, we help songwriters take control of their music publishing rights by streamlining the complex process of registering song copyrights, collecting royalties, and maximizing licensing opportunities.

      Here’s some more information on what you’d be getting if you do decide to join Songtrust:

      Song Management System
      Organize all of your song copyrights and prepare them to be licensed using our easy-to-use software.

      Performing Rights Society (PRO) Affiliation
      We’ll cover the cost and expedite the affiliation process with the PRO of your choice

      Digital Rights Administration
      We’ll register your songs with Music Reports, Rightsflow, the Harry Fox Agency and all emerging digital income sources so that you can capture all of the interactive streaming and other digital royalties that you are entitled to.

      PRO Song Administration and Registration
      We’ll make sure all the t’s are crossed and the i’s are dotted so that your music publishing assets are completely organized and working hard for you. We’ll collect your performance royalties from the PRO of your choice and redistribute every penny to you.

      Collecting your mechanical royalties
      Songtrust will register all of your songs with The Harry Fox Agency, who will then collect royalties from record labels on your behalf. Every penny of your mechanical royalties will be redistributed to you once paid to Songtrust by the Harry Fox Agency.

      Collecting your sync royalties
      We’ll handle all the paperwork, administration, and collect your royalties whenever you get a sync license.

      Lyric Licensing and Distribution
      We’ll distribute your songs to royalty-bearing lyric sites such as Lyricfind and many more.

      Providing 24/7 online access to your music publishing reports and royalties
      Don’t wait weeks for huge companies to call you back or send you checks for your royalties! With Songtrust, you have 24/7 access to all the information you need to know about your royalties and are able to take your money out at any time.

      Educating and empowering you in the world of music publishing
      Our blog, email series, and our Twitter and Facebook feeds will teach you more about a traditionally misunderstood part of the music industry.

      Collecting your royalties in Canada & the UK (Premium)
      Premium Songtrust members also collect in Canada and the UK and can opt-in to collect in the rest of the world.

      Promoting your music to the licensing community through our partners (Premium)
      Songtrust can help you get more sync licenses by promoting your music to our many contacts and partners in the music industry. Songtrust is a part of the Downtown Music Group, which also operates Downtown Records, Downtown Music Publishing, RCRDLBL.com, DMS.fm, and more. People contact us all the time for recommendations on music to use in their productions and we’d love to promote your stuff if you’re a Songtrust premium member!

      Regarding your questions about royalties… Songtrust just launched within the last month so we don’t have any hard data yet on average amounts of royalties that our members are generating. Once our members sign up and we register their songs, it still takes a few months for royalties to snake their way back through the collection societies to us. We feel that a price point of $10/month for complete music publishing management is by far the best deal ever offered to songwriters by the music publishing industry. Especially when you consider the fact that you give up 0% of your songs or royalties to us and can opt-out of your management deal at any time.

      I hope I was able to provide some clarification. Please let us know if you have any other questions!