TuneRegistry will register your song with the agencies that license performance rights and mechanical rights in the United States (Note: If a SOCAN writer is listed on a song, the U.S. Song Registration will be registered on SOCAN). These agencies will collect and distribute royalties to the Writer(s) and Publisher(s) associated with this song. Writer(s) and Publisher(s) must be a member of ASCAP, BMI, or SESAC and create accounts with Harry Fox Agency (HFA) and Music Reports Inc. (MRI) in order to receive royalty payments from the agencies.
SOCAN members can create and register songs via TuneRegistry. Currently, you'd use the same U.S. Song Registration and our system will route your registration to SOCAN when it detects that SOCAN has been selected as the PRO of at least one (1) writer on the song.
U.S. Song Registrations
MUSIC INDUSTRY CATEGORY:
- Performance Rights & Royalties
- Mechanical Rights & Royalties
ASCAP, BMI, SESAC, SOCAN, HFA, MRI, and Loudr.
If you initiate a U.S. Song Registration, then the registration will be delivered to the appropriate exchanges. For example, if your song only has BMI writers and publishers, it will not be delivered to ASCAP, SESAC, or SOCAN.
For MRI, we deliver after we obtain the ISWC for the song. We obtain the ISWC either (1) immediately, if you enter an ISWC or (2) after we receive an ISWC back from one of the PRO(s).
If this is a new registration with a PRO, we will process the acknowledgements from your PRO and ISWCs will be updated with the correct information. The registration information will then be sent to MRI.
We deliver all eligible registrations to HFA on the 1st of the month.
An eligible registration is a U.S. Song Registration that includes at least one publisher with a valid HFA Publisher Number (a "qualified publisher") inputted on the publisher's Company profile in the Contacts module prior to the initiation of the U.S. Song Registration. Furthermore, HFA will only register works for the qualified publisher's HFA Online Account with the portion of shares allocated to the associated qualified publisher and will ignore the shares allocated to unqualified publishers (unqualified publishers are publishers that do not have an HFA P#).
TuneRegistry can only register shares with the HFA database for publishers who have an established HFA P#.
To request an account with HFA, please apply here. Also, read "How To Apply For A Harry Fox Agency Online Account As A DIY Musician – A Step By Step Guide"
Learn more here.