Once your legacy CD Baby Pro Publishing release has been finalized for digital distribution, you won't be able to change songwriter splits from within your account. If your songwriter splits are incorrect, submit a request through the CD Baby Pro Publishing Help Center request form. Below are the instructions on how to submit your request.
Please allow 2-3 weeks for your request to be processed by our Pro Publishing team. You will receive an email confirmation once the changes have been made in your CD Baby account. Once the changes have been made, we will send the updated songwriter splits out to all collection societies where we've registered your works. It can take your Performance Rights Organization (PRO) and other collection societies up to 2 calendar quarters to update your works registrations.
How to submit a Songwriter Splits/Ownership Changes request
Under the "Select what you need assistance with" dropdown menu, select the "Ownership Changes/Songwriter Splits" option and complete the form. In the "Changes/Edits" field, please include the following information for each song that is being changed:
Songwriter Name 2 / Percentage Ownership / Collecting or Non-Collecting / Publisher Name (if applicable)
If there are more than two songwriters, please include the above information for all songwriters credited on the track. Complete the remaining fields, and click "Submit" when you're ready.
*The CD Baby Pro Publishing service was discontinued as of August 8th, 2023. Any paid release which was signed up for CD Baby Pro Publishing prior to August 8th, 2023 is considered a legacy Pro release and will continue to receive Pro Publishing services. CD Baby now offers a new expanded suite of revenue amplifiers called “CDB Boost” instead.