1st BMI check was for 3Q’ 2013 and it was for $309 (i don’t think i’ll ever forget my very first check from music income,haha). All of the placements were from the same library,same show.10 exclusive tracks. I inked my first ever contract Jan ’13,got the first tv placements in August of the same year and the first check in March ’14. So,it took me a bit over a year before i saw any back end royalties. During 2013 (my 1st year in music library biz) i signed around 100 tracks,most of them with NE libraries.
It is a bumpy road,2nd check was 13 times better (i just couldn’t believe it) and the next one half of it.The 4th one was less than the 1st one…yeah,a real roller coaster! After that,the statements were more consistent and the numbers went up again 🙂