Welcome to Our New Global Head of Business Development

Songtrust is proud to welcome Molly Neuman, former record label owner, A2IM VP, and Kickstarter's first-ever Head of Music, to our expanding team as Global Head of Business Development.

Jan 22, 2018

Press Release: Songtrust Announces Landmark Agreement With ICE Services

Songtrust, the world’s most popular royalty collection platform for songwriters and music publishers, has announced a breakthrough agreement with pan-European licensing hub, ICE Services Ltd. Under the terms of the new agreement, signed with Songtrust’s parent company, Downtown, ICE will provide a range of digital licensing and back-office royalty processing services for the Songtrust platform and its client base of more than 100,000 songwriters and 11,000 music publishers.

Jan 17, 2018

Welcome to Our New Director of Global Business Development

Songtrust is growing at a rapid pace, so it only makes sense that we’re adding some serious new talent to keep up with demand. We’re proud to announce that Amsterdam-based industry veteran Mandy Aubry has joined our team as Director of Global Business Development.

Oct 17, 2017

Basic Music Publishing

A large portion of income for an independent artist (rapper or musician) comes from publishing, of which there are multiple streams.  A song is broken into two shares—the writer’s share, which is the artist’s written share of ownership, and the publisher's share, which is the ownership of the composition.

Aug 1, 2017

Weekly Music Publishing Update: Friday, July 14, 2017

The talk of the music industry this week has been in regards to the “fake artists” that have been popping up in playlists all over Spotify. 

Jul 13, 2017

Weekly Music Publishing Update: Friday, June 23, 2017

At the National Music Publishers’ Association (NMPA) Centennial Annual Meeting in New York this month, Sony/ATV CEO Martin Bandier was awarded the Life Service Award.  In his speech, he spoke about how songwriters and music publishers are not given their fair share of revenue and recognition in the wake of the streaming revolution.

Jun 22, 2017

Weekly Music Publishing Update: Friday, May 12, 2017

For the first time in more than a decade, the Grammy Awards will be returning to New York City for the airing of the 60th anniversary ceremony. The Grammy celebration had previously rotated its location in the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s, until 2004, when it resided in LA for the next 14 years.

May 11, 2017

Split Sheets: Collect Your Music Publishing Royalties

Musicians, producers, artists, songwriters, composers, and everyone in between have the opportunity to own publishing rights to their songs and collect royalties. Here is a quick and easy way to make sure that you get your share of the music publishing rights to the music you help create:

May 5, 2017

Weekly Music Publishing Update: Friday, April 28, 2017

Spotify has acquired Mediachain Labs, the core team behind the open source Mediachain protocol, to develop a decentralized network for sharing data critical to getting songwriters paid--in other words, a blockchain.

Apr 27, 2017