What do you collect in addition to what my PRO collects?

Symphonic's Publishing Administration (in partnership with Songtrust) collects the following types of royalties:

  • Mechanicals
  • Streaming Mechanicals
  • Download Mechanicals
  • Print
  • Ringtones
  • Synchronization
  • Master Use Fees (from Synchronization uses)

BMI, ASCAP and SESAC and SOCAN collect the following:

  • Performance (radio/TV)
  • Digital Performance (streaming, satellite radio)
  • Live Performance

Symphonic (in partnership with Songtrust) registers your compositions with BMI, ASCAP, SESAC or SOCAN on your behalf.

The mechanical royalties due from streams, downloads (outside of the US & Latin America) and physical sales are not collected by performance societies like ASCAP, BMI, SESAC or SOCAN. The partners that stream and sell downloads do not have your songwriter information, therefore the money goes unclaimed. The Symphonic Publishing Administration registers your information with distribution partners, song by song, so you get paid.

We also collect royalties for print, ringtones, synchronization fees (for film and TV licenses) and collect directly from some digital partners for streaming performances.

Being affiliated with ASCAP, BMI or SESAC or SOCAN is very important for any songwriter and we highly recommend it so you get paid your performance royalties.

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  • Hello, the informations are all very great, so thank yu for that ! I am just a little bit confused because on another question you said you collect performance royalties too: "As your publishing administrator, we will be collecting the other 50 percent share (the publisher’s share of performance royalties), in addition to the full mechanical royalty share, and distributing it to you."


    So why does this not appear in your list of what you collect ? Is it just an oversight ?


    Thank you in advance

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