How do I get paid for my publishing royalties?

You collect your royalties on after your account has been created (following your approval on our end). Songtrust receives royalties according to individual societies' distribution schedules. Songtrust processes these royalties, and distributes them to your account on a quarterly basis.

Standard Royalty Quarters and Payments to Songtrust:
1Q: Jan-March
2Q: April-June
3Q: July-Sept
4Q: Oct-Dec

Payment schedule from Songtrust:


*It typically takes 9-12 months to receive your first royalty payment.

*BMI payments are only received 3 quarters of the year.

*Some royalties, such as those for audiovisual uses, are subject to separate distribution cycles (occur less frequently).

*Account adjustments do occur in some cases.

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