We see an average time of around 3-5 months to register works with the PROs and collection societies around the world.
There are many factors that go into the registration process as a publisher, including registering your songs with 40 collection societies around the world! This takes time, and although the average time frame is 3-5 months, it may take longer, sometimes up to 6 months.
You can see which organizations your tracks are registered with here.
This delay in registration time does not affect your ability to collect the royalties that are owed to you. With CD Baby Pro, we collect royalties from the time you sign up your submission for the service. Royalties earned prior to signing up for CD Baby Pro may also be collected on your behalf. Many societies look back 2-3 years for outstanding royalties owed to you when you register your songs, though we can’t make guarantees on our ability to collect these.