About Songtrust

Songtrust, a Billboard Magazine Top 10 Music Start-Up, provides a technology platform for royalty collection services to music business professionals.

Our industry-leading online solutions help songwriters, artists, managers, labels and publishers simplify music rights management including the administration of music publishing assets, performing rights, and digital licensing.

Launched by Downtown Music Publishing in 2011, Songtrust provides efficient and accountable royalty collection service in over 50 major music markets worldwide.

The Team

Justin Kalifowitz

Justin Kalifowitz

CEO & Co-Founder, Songtrust
President, Downtown Music Publishing

Justin operates Songtrust and serves as President of Downtown Music Publishing. Prior to Downtown, Justin spent six years with Spirit Music Group acting as Head of A&R, and held positions with RCA and Virgin Records. Justin has been named in Billboard Magazine’s “30 Under 30" Faces to Watch and Crain’s “Forty Under 40" Rising Stars of New York Business. Justin is on the Board of Directors for the NY Chapter of the Association of Independent Music Publishers.

Kyle Thiede

Sr. Publishing Operations Manager

Joe Conyers III

VP, General Manager

Alex Kane

Lead Developer

Andrew Bergman

General Counsel

Young Hwang

VP Royalties

Michael Lorenz

Product Manager

Chinua Green

YouTube Specialist

Jason Cerf

Account Associate

Julia Pernicone

Account Associate

Grace Carey


Emily Stephenson


Michael Steinfeld

Operations Engineer

Anna Miceli

Royalty Coordinator

Samantha Shank

Royalty Coordinator

Tyler Blocksberg

Junior Developer

Britnee Foreman

Data Strategy Manager

Kyle Roessler

Publishing Operations Coordinator

Elizabeth McBride

Publishing Operations Coordinator


General Inquiries

For general inquiries email us at hello@songtrust.com.

Press Inquiries

For press inquiries email us at press@songtrust.com.

Legal Inquiries

For legal inquiries email us at legal@songtrust.com.


If you have any suggestions please email us at feedback@songtrust.com.

Business Inquiries

For business development or partnership inquiries email us at bizdev@songtrust.com.

Licensing Requests

For licensing requests email us at licensing@songtrust.com.


Of all the services offered to DIY artists out there, this seems like one worth trying out.

Songtrust is attempting to democratize a segment of the music business that has been off-limits for many artists.

Songwriters can focus on their craft knowing that their music publishing rights are being professionally managed.

Empowers indie songwriters and artists to manage their music publishing and related rights.