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- February 9, 2020 at 8:39 am #34264UpFromTheSkiesParticipant
Going into year 5, and my first quarter ASCAP statement surpassed my entire backend earnings from 2018. Very encouraging, and I owe much of the progress to information gleaned from this site. Thank you all for the wealth of info!February 9, 2020 at 9:01 am #34267Art MunsonKeymaster
Congrats UpFromTheSkies!February 9, 2020 at 1:59 pm #34268PatParticipant
I feel like I’m writing more and more tracks but getting basically the same back end money or slightly more. Congrats to UpFromTheSkies tho.February 9, 2020 at 2:32 pm #34269KubedParticipant
Wow, congrats UpFromTheSkies!February 9, 2020 at 2:34 pm #34270Art MunsonKeymaster
I feel like I’m writing more and more tracks but getting basically the same back end money or slightly more.
Same here Pat.February 9, 2020 at 4:13 pm #34271boinkeee2000Participant
Congratz skies! thanks for keeping this thread alive…if i may ask you fivers hows your intl royalties looking compared to domestic?February 9, 2020 at 4:17 pm #34272UpFromTheSkiesParticipant
My most recent Int distribution was around 35% of my domestic statement.February 9, 2020 at 4:21 pm #34273LAwriterParticipant
Same here Pat.
Same here as well. I’ve hit the BMI glass ceiling. Tripled my content “on air” and virtually no BMI growth in the last 3+ years. The problem is twofold IMO – BMI’s draconian “terms and practices” and the fact that streaming pays 4-8% of what Cable pays, and everything is moving over to streaming…. 🙁February 9, 2020 at 4:32 pm #34274boinkeee2000Participant
LAWriter, trying to make sense of your numbers…if you tripled your placements, and assuming your getting same placement stats as 3 years go, if my math is correct, then its BMI that has decreased payouts by 1/3?February 9, 2020 at 7:07 pm #34275MichaelLParticipant
I’ve hit the BMI glass ceiling. Tripled my content “on air” and virtually no BMI growth in the last 3+ years. The problem is twofold IMO – BMI’s draconian “terms and practices”
In 2014, BMI altered it “terms and practices” by including a show’s ratings in its royalty calculation. I saw a huge drop from that point forward until 2019. Things picked up as the result of non-TV placements including music used by the Tampa Bay Rays, Universal Theme Park, a Bud Light radio commercial, and “general use” of a 23-year old track in Hong Kong! The last distribution was the best in several years, up about 40% over the quarterly average for 2017- 2019.