Join ASCAP, which allows you to register your lyrics and collect royalties, while taking advantage of plenty of career benefits. It’s conflict free, as it’s the only US performing rights organization that is member owned. Its entire purpose is to serve you and help you through your music life. It collects royalties and distributes them, and strengthens your copyrights, offering support and development for your career. It’s a one-time fee of just $35, and there are no annual dues.
The list may not be massive, but there is plenty to choose from and each can offer you a solid start to your music career, whichever option you go with.