A songwriter should only be added to a track as a collecting songwriter if all of the following requirements are met:
- The songwriter does not have an agreement in place with another publisher or publishing administrator for the track.
- If you are adding a co-writer as a collecting songwriter, they have given you permission to agree to and sign the Publishing Administration Addendum on their behalf.
- Please read this Help Center article for a general overview of the Publishing Administration Addendum.
If a songwriter does not meet all of these requirements, they should be added to the track as a non-collecting songwriter. If none of the songwriters on a release meet these requirements, your release is ineligible for CD Baby Pro Publishing. In this case, if your release is unpaid you can delete it from your account and start over at the Standard level. If your submission is paid, please submit a request to downgrade your submission from Pro Publishing to Standard.
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