Is Distrokid the same as ASCAP?

Is Distrokid the same as ASCAP?

What are ASCAP and BMI? But today, ASCAP and BMI do the exact same thing: collect all your performance royalties, and send that money to your bank. Distrokid and other similar services are only for distribution and collect mechanical royalties for digital streams and sales.

Is BMI better than ASCAP?

The verdict. BMI and ASCAP are very similar in how they collect and payout performance royalties, and have similar perks and benefits, but the lack of signup fees and faster payouts can make BMI a slightly smarter choice for songwriters.

Do I need Songtrust if I have ASCAP?

We work with all songwriters, regardless of your current PRO affiliation. Songtrust acts as your global publishing administrator — a complementary role to your existing affiliation with such Performing Rights Organizations (PROs) as ASCAP, BMI, SESAC, and SOCAN.

Is Beyonce ASCAP or BMI?

ASCAP represents artists including Beyonce, Billy Joel, Katy Perry and Hans Zimmer while BMI is home to Lady Gaga, Willie Nelson, Carlos Santana, Rihanna and others.

Does DistroKid copyright your music?

DistroKid does not copyright your music for you or register your songs for copyright, DistroKid simply distributes your music. DistroKid also does not register your music with any publishers or performance rights organizations.

Is Songtrust better than BMI?

BMI is an American performance rights organization that focuses on helping artists collect performance royalties. The main difference between Songtrust and BMI is that Songtrust collects mechanical and performance royalties from around the world while BMI only collects performance royalties in the United States.

Who needs Songtrust?

If you’ve racked up 150K streams of your music (across all platforms), you should probably join Songtrust. According to Songtrust, that’s approximately the point at which they collect enough on your behalf to cover the setup fee and commission.

Can I join both BMI and ASCAP?

You can use the same business entity (e.g. LLC) when registering as a publisher with ASCAP and BMI, but your affiliation name should be slightly different with each society.