Tagged: royalties tracking
June 5, 2023 at 2:38 am #42815
As a composer with library works with various publishers going back 15 years, and a member of PRS and NRG I am curious what would be the best platforms and methods for being proactive in maximising royalty income?
I read here a fair bit about Tunesat, but thought it would be great to have a list to cover all the options – especially for newbs, or even those like me looking to explore further.June 5, 2023 at 6:32 am #42817
Finding a detection service that your PRO would approve of is the most challenging aspect. Based on my experience with BMI, they usually do not accept such services. This leads to extensive efforts in tracking down different entities like libraries, cue sheets, and music supervisors, and reconciling the disparities. Accuracy becomes a major issue due to the numerous inconsistencies in detections with TV shows.
Over the years, this endeavor has largely been unproductive, except for one notable exception: commercials. Since commercials tend to run continuously, it becomes possible to gather sufficient data to get the attention of the PRO.June 7, 2023 at 5:09 am #42826MaxPowerParticipant
In the UK the PRS approved detection service is Soundmouse so you should definitely sign up with themJune 7, 2023 at 5:39 am #42827
Thanks Guys, I will check out that info.June 7, 2023 at 6:23 am #42828
Thanks MaxPower. I forgot about Soundmouse.June 12, 2023 at 2:31 am #42859DavidMParticipant
Here’s a question. Some of my libraries will already by with Soundmouse, whereas some won’t be. Is there any harm in me uploading all my cues to Soundmouse anyway? I’m thinking in terms of the potential danger for duplicates, etc.June 12, 2023 at 6:11 am #42860
@DavidM If they are exclusive to other libraries, I would think it might be a problem unless you are designating, to Soundmouse, that the exclusive library is the publisher.July 1, 2023 at 1:29 pm #43062RhythmscottParticipant
Soundmouse allows you to register your songs with the writer & publisher info, so as long as you’re giving your publisher’s proper credit with IPI number, there shouldn’t be a problem if both you & your library are registering your songs with Soundmouse. Soundmouse is suppose to automatically detect usage, generate cue sheets, and send them to PRO’s, so I’d rather have my music registered with them than not. In the US, ASCAP also uses Soundmouse as the only source for paying royalties for some usages. Not sure about BMI & SEASAC.July 2, 2023 at 4:37 am #43065mamsterParticipant
I’m biased because I work there, but BMAt had the most robust ACCESSIBLE performance detection platform for broadcast TV and radio in the market. bmat.com And feel free to email me at email@example.com if you’d like to check the platform out.July 21, 2023 at 5:42 pm #43192AdviceParticipant
I went to the BMAt website and found it to be one of the most confusing, unclear sites I have ever visited. I still have no idea what the company can do for me as far as detections and there does not appear to be any pricing info. Not being mean honestly, but this is a textbook example of how not to design a website.July 23, 2023 at 10:41 am #43204Nan WilsonGuest
I am TRULY sorry you had that experience. We’ve just started working on a revamp and have long way to go. I’d be happy to have a conversation with you if you’d like. Hit me up at firstname.lastname@example.org. And thanks for the really useful feedback.July 23, 2023 at 11:45 am #43205
@Advice be sure to contact Nan. I’ve known her for years and can highly recommend.September 15, 2023 at 12:37 am #43486
Thanks for all the advice!