What Are Micro-Sync Royalties?

Feb 14, 2019

Songtrust Spotlight: Crunchy Frog

CRUNCHY FROG RECORDINGS is an independent record label based in Copenhagen, Denmark. It was founded in 1994 by the four members of the band THAU.  Though no longer underground, the philosophy remains the same: Releasing quality alternative music giving bands full creative control.

Crunchy Frog shares offices - and staff - with the music publishing company Crunchy Tunes and the promotion wizards at Bobkat Agency. Daily operations and a kick ass staff of 7 heroic music business warriors is lead by Jesper "Yebo" Reginal (THAU, Tothe International, The Tremolo Beer Gut, Junior Senior, Heavy Trash etc.).

In case you were wondering, yes, the name of the label is borrowed from a Monty Python sketch involving a pair of policemen who question the head of a confectioners about his new product, "The Whizzo Quality Assortment", which includes "Crunchy Frog".

Since 2016, we have also been partners in three bars in the greater Copenhagen area, Whammy Bar, The Mudhoney and Crane Brothers. Both the look, taste and of course sound is tastefully designed for maximum crunchiness. If in town, don’t be a stranger!

Feb 13, 2019

The Guide to Neighbouring Rights

by: John Regan, Dean Francis, and Filip Nallamilli

Feb 7, 2019

Songtrust Announces Partnership with Symphonic Distribution

Songtrust, the world's largest technology solution for global music royalty collection service and publishing administration, announced a new business partnership with distribution company Symphonic Distribution, offering publishing administration to Symphonic’s clients.

Feb 5, 2019

Breaking Down IPIs


Sometimes the business of being a songwriter or musician can seem overwhelming, an endless muddle of tasks ranging from registering with a PRO (performance rights organization) or CMO (collection management organization), and tracking royalties to negotiating contracts. The good news is that there’s one number that makes the important job of ensuring royalties end up in your pocket easier for all involved. It’s the IPI (Interested Party Information) number -- and chances are, you may already have one.

Jan 30, 2019

Building a Visual Portfolio on YouTube

A major frustration the music community faces today is songwriter and producer discovery. There is not a single destination that displays credits and the sources that aim to do this lack easy customization, control and a way to listen and engage with the music.

Jan 29, 2019

Songtrust Spotlight: Mike Casey

MIKE CASEY is an award-winning, fully independent songwriter, saxophonist, and teaching artist with over 1.5 million streams worldwide, Mike is bringing the joy of “jazz” across genre lines to a diverse audience around the world. On a mission to be a passionate vessel for “jazz” in the 21st century, Mike is demanding audiences’ attention with his searing, multi-dimensional sound – whether bringing down the house with a re-imagination of songs as diverse as Jay-Z’s No Church In The Wild, Soundgarden’s Spoonman, or making the crowd swoon on an original ballad. 


Mike has performed with artists as diverse as DJ Logic, Nat Reeves, Benito Gonzalez, Brandee Younger, Zaccai Curtis, Tarus Mateen, Duane Eubanks, Justin Faulkner, and Marc Cary, through his project “The Harlem Sessions”. Through his apprenticeship with Cary (which began just two months after graduating from Hartt in 2015), he has performed at the NYC Winter Jazz Fest, Lincoln Center, NYC SummerStage, Ginny’s Supper Club, and Cape May’s Exit Zero Jazz Festival. 


Musically, Mike wears his heart on his sleeve & aims to tell a story above all. Not one to rely on sizzle over substance, he focuses on rhythm, melody, space, lyricism, dynamics, contrast, communication and phrasing - not simply "displaying" skill for ego's sake - while delivering each musical statement with power, honesty, & passion.

Jan 24, 2019

Songtrust Announces Partnership with Audiomack

Songtrust, the world's largest technology solution for global music royalty collection service and publishing administration, announced today a new business partnership with creator platform Audiomack.

Jan 23, 2019

How To Get The Most Out of Your Tidal Account

Founded by Jay-Z and a select group of music all-stars, Tidal’s dedication to new music is evident in its Tidal Rising program. Each week, Tidal’s team of curators picks what it calls the highest quality releases to be featured in its monthly playlists and promoted on the service. But even without that extra push from Tidal, you’re still reaching out to a select group of music fans and audiophiles who know good music when they hear it. Here are a few tips to help you make the most of your Tidal account.

Jan 17, 2019