How and When Do I Get Paid?

Sales reports and payments are available to you based on when Smith Music receives sales numbers and earnings from stores. Stores usually deliver these reports monthly, and they reflect sales from about 3 months ago. So a song you sold yesterday won’t be reflected for about 3 months. That’s how long it takes before stores send us (or any distributor) the information. 

It’s also important to note that not all stores report at the same time, or at the same frequency. Each store & streaming service delivers reports & payments on their own schedule. So, for example, you likely won’t receive updated iTunes & Spotify numbers on the same day.

The same thing goes for different distributors–if you have other music online via a distributor other than Smith Music, that distributor may reflect your Spotify (and so on) numbers before or after Smith Music does. We’re usually first!  But not always. 

Your money will be paid via check and mailed USPS within 1-14 days of receipt from digital sites.