Songtrust and IMRO Announce Global Partnership

June 4, 2019

Songtrust, the world’s largest technology solution for global music royalty collection, and IMRO today announced a global partnership that will enable songwriters from around the world to use Songtrust’s cloud-based music publishing platform to affiliate directly with IMRO at no additional cost to collect their complete royalties due from public performances of their works.

IMRO is one of the most efficient performing rights organisations in the world, setting the standards in terms of the frequency of distributions it makes to its members and affiliated societies worldwide. IMRO use state of the art cloud-based technology to deliver a premium service to its members, affiliates, and licensees. IMRO does not apply any administration fees to royalties earned by its members from international performances of their works. Royalties are calculated in Euros, and any international royalties collected in Euros in the Eurozone territories are not subject to any currency conversion commission.

“We are very excited to partner with IMRO to help make the music publishing industry more accessible,” said Dewayne Ector, Head of Society Relations, Songtrust. “With the industry more global than ever, providing a streamlined, simplified and transparent approach to collecting royalties worldwide is essential to ensuring that all creators are able to continue doing what they do best.”

At IMRO, we are data-driven, and digital to the core, our focus has always been on innovating to drive efficiencies for our members, affiliates, and partners,” added Victor Finn, Chief Executive, IMRO. “With globally-advanced systems, our services are efficient, effective and secure.  We are delighted to announce this new global partnership with Songtrust which will streamline royalty collections for songwriters worldwide, adding to our rapidly growing international membership base.”

Songtrust clients not currently affiliated with a Performing Rights Society (PRO) or Collective Management Organization (CMO) can use the Songtrust platform to affiliate directly with IMRO regardless of where they reside as non-Irish citizens are eligible. All that is required is songwriters complete an online form and IMRO membership agreement as part of the Songtrust application process, and share a verifiable photo ID. Songtrust currently offers direct affiliation to ASCAP, BMI for U.S. writers and SOCAN for Canadian and non-U.S. writers.

About Songtrust

Songtrust is the world’s largest technology solution for global music royalty collection and publishing administration, enabling 170,000+ songwriters and more than 20,000 publishers to collect their publishing royalties worldwide for over 1,500,000 copyrights.

Songtrust removes the complexity of the publishing landscape and offers detailed access to data otherwise not directly available, helping songwriters, artists, producers, managers, publishers, labels, lawyers, distributors, and more simplify music rights management and the administration of music publishing assets, performing rights, and digital licensing.

Songtrust provides solutions for corporate clients including CD Baby, Distrokid, Downtown Music Publishing, The Orchard, Sub Pop Publishing, and Trap Nation.

Founded in 2011 and headquartered in New York City, Songtrust maintains the most extensive, accessible publishing network in the industry, with direct relationships with 50+ performance, mechanical, and digital societies globally covering 120+ territories. Songtrust is owned and operated by Downtown Music Holdings.

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