Once you submit Performance Rights Organization (PRO) affiliation details for a songwriter you will see their status go from "Requires Affiliation" to "Under Review" under the Royalty Collecting Songwriters section. It can take up to 4 weeks for a songwriter's affiliation details to reach the "Approved" status. Please continue reading for an description of each status.
This status means the songwriter's PRO affiliation details have been submitted and are in the queue to be sent to their PRO. In this stage, we'll do some initial verification to see if we notice any issues with the information provided. If we find any issues, the songwriter's PRO affiliation details will be reset and you will receive an email notification prompting you to try again.
This status means the songwriter's PRO affiliation details have been delivered to their PRO. If the songwriter is affiliating with a PRO for the first time, we will send a membership application to the PRO on their behalf. The songwriter will receive an email from their PRO prompting them to create a songwriter account once they've processed the application. Creating a songwriter account with a PRO is required for them to generate and assign an IPI or CAE number.
If the songwriter is already affiliated with the PRO, we'll notify the PRO that we are now claiming the publishing for any works signed up for CD Baby Pro Publishing.
If the PRO finds any issues with the information provided, the songwriter's PRO affiliation details will be reset and you will receive an email notification prompting you to try again.
This status means that the songwriter's PRO affiliation details have been received and approved by their PRO. Once all songwriters for any given release are approved, we will begin registering the works.