Associate Member Spotlight: Songtrust

Build a better music business with Songtrust. Equitable, accessible, flexible global publishing administration for all.

Written by  Songtrust

Without songwriters, there is no music industry. Our business – that we love! – is built on songs. But the rights of songwriters can seem dauntingly complex, even for longtime professionals.


Songtrust is committed to educating everyone from brand-new musicians to music business professionals on songwriter rights and royalties, and we offer equitable, fair, and globally effective music publishing administration to make sure songwriters and their representatives can collect all their royalties, from everywhere around the world their songs are played.


Songtrust launched a new look and an updated website recently, and as part of this relaunch, we rewrote, restructured, and redesigned our Modern Guide to Music Publishing.

This free, downloadable resource covers everything from the very basics of song rights to the nuances of the global publishing administration picture. Built for everyone from beginners to veterans who could use a refresher, the MGMP is an invaluable resource. Get yours today! 

About A2IM:
A2IM is a 501(c)(6) not-for-profit trade organization headquartered in New York City that exists to support and strengthen the independent recorded music sector. Membership currently includes a broad coalition of more than 700 Independently-owned American music labels. A2IM represents these independently owned small and medium-sized enterprises’ (SMEs) interests in the marketplace, in the media, on Capitol Hill, and as part of the global music community. In doing so, it supports a key segment of America’s creative class that represents America’s diverse musical cultural heritage. Billboard Magazine identified the Independent music label sector as 37.32 percent of the music industry’s U.S. recorded music sales market in 2016 based on copyright ownership, making Independent labels collectively the largest music industry sector.

Learn more about A2IM here.
For information about how to join our community, see here.