Data Trends and The Songwriter

  in Creator Tips

Feb 12, 2019

The following post was originally published on the Songtrust blog. To view the original article, please click here. 

As 2018 came to a close, our team went back and looked at all the data we had collected over the last year looking for trends that might stand out and give us insight into what we could expect for the new year. As we were discussing, this question of could we use our (and other’s reports) data reports to better help our clients plan for their goals in the upcoming year arose. In an ideal world - a songwriter could use these trends to predict their new year profits and make smarter business decisions for their career. Realistically, the data would be 100% correct, but that isn’t always the case. Our hope, however, is giving our creators a way to utilize music publishing trends to plan our their next year.

In this downloadable report, we’ve broken down some of the global trends that have regards to copyright attached to musical compositions. Using multiple sources, we combed the internet for relevant data on how companies like BMI and ASCAP have been trending overall. A small caveat - as with most data reports, most of the data included in this report comes from annual reports, meaning most of this data is from 2017 and earlier. As we move closer into Songtrust’s data, it will be more current, we promise. Finally, we’ll lay out a rudimentary plan on how to best schedule your calendar year, as a songwriter and business person, without being too prescriptive.

Click here to download and read through the entire report.

Songtrust is the world's largest global royalty collection service and publishing administrator, enabling 150,000+ songwriters and over 20,000 publishers to collect their publishing royalties worldwide for over 1,000,000 copyrights. Songtrust maintains direct relationships with 43+ performance, mechanical, and digital societies globally covering 120+ territories - the most extensive, accessible publishing network in the industry.