This specific guide is for Tracklib use only and is not a real works registration. That's the next step in the process, and we will of course help!
You need an IPI number to complete this step. To get one, register at your local PRO - they are responsible for collecting performance royalties from the country you are based in. If you want to keep track of your royalties globally, you can just sign up with our partner Songtrust and they will help you. Use the code ”tracklib” and get 15% off the normal rate - worldwide registration to 43 PROs as well as global revenue collection is included.
Writer(s) and/or publisher(s)
We need to know the combined total of all publishers and writers in your new song. This total includes the original writer(s) and publisher(s) which are listed here already, with their correct shares. Add writers and publishers here until the total reaches 100% to continue.
It's not possible to add publishers (including the publishers of the original song and Tracklibs share) that add up to more than 50%.
NOTE: If you use ASCAP you need the split between writers and publishers to be exactly 50%/50%.
Name of writer or publisher
This is the full name of the writer or publisher as registered with their PRO.
An IPI (Interested Parties Information) number is an international identification number assigned to songwriters and publishers to uniquely identify them.
The total share percentage that this specific writer or publisher should receive.
All publishers need to have at least one connected writer. You add these by selecting which publisher to connect each writer to. Several writers can be connected to one publisher. While the opposite is true, writers don't need to be connected to a publisher.
Writer to connect to Tracklib
For administrative reasons and in order to collect revenue, Tracklib needs to be connected to one of the new writers of the new song. Tracklib is a “passive” co-publisher, which means we don't have a say in any issues related to the ownership of the new song.