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    daveydad
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    I’ve had some cues used on Discovery Network that BMI paid me for but the detections never appeared in Tunesat. Any idea why?

    #22121 Reply

    yzzman1
    Participant

    That’s awesome Art! I’m really glad to see this popular internet show is amounting to at least something for composers now that the performance data finally is coming in.

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    yzzman1
    Participant

    Daveydad- like many have mentioned, TuneSat misses some but gets a large majority of them.

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    Alan
    Participant

    I’m jumping in late here and haven’t read everything yet, but here are 2 cue sheet stories,
    #1 – An exclusive track with SK gets placed in the show it was intended for, 32 seconds. The cue sheet says it was 9 seconds. I contact PRO and they say go to the library. I contact the library and they assure me they will get it fixed. After 6 months with no fix I contact library again. They say oops, we’ll get it fixed.” Show gets cancelled, I give up.

    #2 – A non-ex with JP is licensed for a CMT special (non-series) theme. I even get a decent sync fee. 13 months go by with no cue sheet. I contacted library. They replied the same day with info I needed. Cue sheet appeared a week later. Now waiting on the $$. Tunesat has found about 10 airings so far.

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    yzzman1

    Cool Alan – glad you were able to get the one cue sheet submitted without too much of a hassle!

    #26325 Reply

    Les Scott

    Although the comment about stopwatches and cue sheets was posted quite awhile ago, I did want to offer, its 12/11/16….and I still keep a stopwatch very close to my DVR.

    Through the past many years, I’ve caught significant errors in timing and have been able to retrieve the earnings we had been underpaid for.

    For my writers, I will most certainly continue to monitor the timing of uses via a stopwatch.

    #26333 Reply

    Daniel
    Participant

    IMO Tunesat picks up about 50-70 percent of placements.

    #27048 Reply

    UpFromTheSkies
    Participant

    Success! I have some material on the Nat Geo show “Brain Games.” Tunesat picked up one of my surf rock cues being played on the show – about a year ago. I never got a cue sheet for this. After filing a complaint with ASCAP, they got back to me, and I put them in touch with a contact at the library which placed it. Lo and behold, the next day the updated cue sheet showed up in my ASCAP account. Thank you Tunesat!

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