Your Membership Agreement allows you to focus on using your creativity, and not on collecting royalties for event where your work is played. This is where our organisation works for you.
COTT’s role is to licence music users for the broadcasting, public performance and recording of music in Trinidad and Tobago, to collect license fees or royalties and to distribute royalties to its members and foreign copyright owners.
COTT has over 2500 local members comprising, Songwriters, Music Composers, Authors of lyrics or words that have been set to music, Music Publishers, Successors (beneficiaries of deceased members)
COTT provides two types of membership. Songwriters, composers and lyricists must have a work that has been broadcast, performed live, played in public or recorded while Publishers must have contracts covering at least 5 works.
Songwriters, composers and lyricists are required to pay a one-off fee of $150. Publishers are required to pay a one-off fee of $750.There is no annual membership fee