Ryan Brodhead, the manager of performance rights administration for Songtrust, wrote that these were the following mistakes that he sees all too often.
1. All performers of the song are not listed.
2. All the writers and publishers and their correct shares are not listed.
3. Any alternate titles (like those used for some music libraries) are not listed.
4. The writer/publisher account doesn't have the correct contact information.
5. All samples aren't licensed or cleared.
6. Songs have names that are not clear or too difficult to remember.
7. Songs that are performed live aren't listed with the proper PRO.
Filing the correct paperwork is a vital part of modern songwriting, so take it seriously and get it right. Make sure that you don't make one of these mistakes so that royalty check shows up when you expect it.
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