Netflix changes its view on ‘views,’ which will boost its numbers by 35%

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    Michael Nickolas
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    What do you think the chances are this boosts Netflix streaming royalties by 35%?
    https://www.marketwatch.com/story/netflix-changes-its-view-on-views-which-will-boost-its-numbers-by-35-2020-01-21

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    Alan
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    What do you think the chances are this boosts Netflix streaming royalties by 35%?

    Well, that would be good news for us. When was the last time we had good news?

    #34125 Reply
    LAwriter
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    When was the last time we had good news?

    It’s been awhile, but we had GREAT news today. See other thread…. Discovery has backed down and will continue forward in the future (and past) with a PRO based royalty system. Bye Bye direct licenses.

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    Mark_Petrie
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    Bye Bye direct licenses.

    Yes it’s a bit of a relief, but meanwhile big (‘PMA’) libraries and smaller boutique ones still engage in direct licenses with Scripps channels, as well as some of the biggest sports and news channels.

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    Music1234
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    Dear PMA people –
    I am not sure panels and discussions and “cheerleading” or “educating” young composers about direct licensing is the way forward.

    I do think that re-writing the laws about licensing music property is a way forward. It’s simple, it should be mandated, required by law, that if a TV network (including SCRIPPS, and ESPN, BTN) and so on…is going to broadcast music to the public, they must pay ASCAP, BMI, and SESAC for the rights to do so. Cue sheets must be legally and accurately filed and vetted for accuracy, and writers and publishers should be compensated for these “performances” in the form of “performance royalties” paid by our PRO’s.

    Discussion Panels, education, hope, cheer leading, praying is all a bunch of BS! If you want to end the direct license loophole that ESPN, SCRIPPS, NETFLIX, BTN, etc. engages in, Then get an army of lawyers on this and start educating Senators and Congress so that a BIll can be passed to get music licensing under control once and for all. If music is broadcast to the public on TV networks, performance royalties should be paid. It should be that simple, and no TV network should be granted a workaround or loophole to avoid this.

    PMA Panelists: How are you going to convince every composer to not sign a contract to score a show under a direct license / NO Back end royalties deal? Then again, why is that even an option for some of these TV networks and streaming services?

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