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- May 5, 2020 at 12:24 pm #34721JohnGuest
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.May 5, 2020 at 1:12 pm #34723Art MunsonKeymaster
Where did you get this information?May 5, 2020 at 2:16 pm #34724JohnGuest
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.May 5, 2020 at 5:15 pm #34725uniqueplaceParticipant
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…May 6, 2020 at 4:21 am #34726JohnGuest
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.May 6, 2020 at 1:20 pm #34727JohnGuest
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.”May 6, 2020 at 2:21 pm #34728boinkeee2000Participant
so all PROs use this or just your PRO (ascap)?May 6, 2020 at 2:32 pm #34729JohnGuest
ASCAP & BMI. Not sure about the other PRO’s.