APM Sampling and the PRO’s

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    John
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    So the PRO’s use APM for digital sampling. If your music doesn’t show up on this, you don’t get paid royalties, even if the shows turn in proper cue sheets? Yeah, it’s a question.

    #34723 Reply
    Art Munson
    Keymaster

    Where did you get this information?

    #34724 Reply
    John
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    I talked with my publisher & PRO today. I’m not naming names. If your music isn’t picked up by APM, cue sheets have no weight. The Major Networks are fine, but the lesser networks don’t always get picked up by digital fingerprinting. I had almost 150 cue sheet episodes turn in to my PRO, that the APM survey didn’t catch. and was told I wouldn’t be paid for these.

    #34725 Reply
    uniqueplace
    Participant

    Pardon my ignorance, but what is exactly that APM Sampling?
    Does this has anything to do with APM Music?
    Why does a particular publisher would be the sampler?
    If you have musics on digital media, but not under APM Music, you don’t get surveyed?

    Please tell me another answer, because the one I have in my head seem utterly ridiculous…

    #34726 Reply
    John
    Guest

    Audio Performance Management (APM) platform, which matches performance data to the works registered in the PRO’s databases. I may not be understanding the process. Also, I don’t understand the PRO’s random sample surveys. The system is flawed. Especially for the lesser Networks.

    #34727 Reply
    John
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    I was talking on the phone to an PRO rep who was trying to explain how the system works. Left me a bit confused. As you can tell from my previous postings. She did tell me the system isn’t fair. Seems there’s some kind of digital survey (using RPM technology), that determines who gets paid and who doesn’t. The Telemundo Network, which has less collectible money by the PRO’s, isn’t monitored 24/7. So, if my performances fall in the cracks that aren’t monitored, I don’t get paid – even though my PRO received all 142 cue sheets, filled out properly. Cue sheets don’t necessarily mean you’re getting paid.
    Here’s an email correspondence with my publisher rep (filled in my gaps of confusion):
    “What that specifically means is that regional networks such as Telemundo do not pay out for 24 hours a day like most networks. ASCAP runs a sample survey which is typically a handful of hours per quarter. In the case of these episodes, none of them fell within the random payment survey unfortunately.”

    #34728 Reply
    boinkeee2000
    Participant

    so all PROs use this or just your PRO (ascap)?

    #34729 Reply
    John
    Guest

    ASCAP & BMI. Not sure about the other PRO’s.

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