Sonicbids Partners With Songtrust To Help Songwriters Take Control Of Their Music

Sonicbids Today Announces A Partnership With Songtrust To Launch A New Application For Artists To Simplify The Process Of Song Registration And Royalty Collections.

Online PR News – 16-February-2011 – – Sonicbids, the leading matchmaking site for bands and music promoters, today announces a partnership with Songtrust, the leading music publishing management platform developed by Downtown Music, to launch a new application for artists to simplify the process of song registration and royalty collections. With Songtrust, songwriters can take control of their music publishing and related rights by streamlining the complex process of registering and protecting song copyrights, collecting royalties, maximizing licensing opportunities and tracking where their songs are being used around the world.

"Songtrust alleviates one of the biggest fears that composers have, namely their music being broadcast and used without their permission," said Panos Panay, Founder and CEO, Sonicbids. "Songtrust compliments the array of online promotion, fund raising, and digital distribution tools available on Sonicbids to empower the next generation of emerging artists. With Songtrust, songwriters can focus on their craft knowing that their music publishing rights are being professionally managed."

With this partnership, songwriters can upload and register their songs to an easy-to-use dashboard that will allow them to manage their music publishing rights without giving up any ownership interest in their copyrights. Users can check out "My Reports" within their Songtrust account to track income by type of use, album, territory, and more.

"Songtrust was designed to help a new generation of songwriters and artists better manage, protect and monetize their publishing assets," said Downtown Music Publishing President and Songtrust Co-Founder, Justin Kalifowitz. "Sonicbids services an exciting and growing community of DIY artists and we are thrilled to partner with them in introducing Songtrust."

To get started, artists log into their Sonicbids account and click on the Songtrust app in the Featured Apps section of their homepage. If you don’t have a Sonicbids account, sign up for a 14-day free trial membership here -

About Songtrust
Songtrust is the first online solution that empowers all songwriters to take control of their music publishing rights by simplifying the process of song registration and royalty collections. Developed by Downtown Music, this is the first digital publishing service of its kind, complimenting the array of online promotion, tour planning, and digital distribution tools being used by an increasingly empowered generation of DIY musicians. Songtrust educates and empowers songwriters, producers, and recording artists to protect their songs, track their music, and collect publishing royalties in the global marketplace.

About Sonicbids
Sonicbids is the leading matchmaking site for bands and music promoters. Our community includes more than 280,000 bands and 25,000 promoters and licensors from all around the world. With festivals, clubs, colleges, music licensing and much more, Sonicbids offers a diverse range of gigs for every kind of musician. In fact, last year alone, more than 80,000 gigs were booked on the site. The company was founded in 2001 by Panos Panay and continues to focus on its core mission of empowering the artistic middle class. Get a gig or book a band at