Tagged: BMI royalty statement
February 18, 2022 at 6:57 pm #39513LjnevsParticipant
Hi all! Apologies if this isn’t posted in the right forum. This is my first day as a member of this website. But anyways, I’m very confused that in quarter 2 I got a payout of $90 and just got my quarter 3 payout yesterday of $50. The reason I’m confused is because my total Spotify “count” for the song for quarter 2 was around 500,000, and my total count for quarter 3 Spotify was about 200,000. The song I’m referring to only has 1,020 total streams since 2017 though. It also says under “use”: “FF” which I don’t know what that means. Did BMI just mess up my statement? Did this song somehow get added to a popular podcast on Spotify? I’m so confused…February 19, 2022 at 7:19 am #39514Art MunsonKeymaster
Probably best to contact BMI with that question.February 19, 2022 at 6:02 pm #39520DannycGuest
i’m more surprised you’re expecting a decent payment from back end for spotify streaming. didn’t think that existed.February 19, 2022 at 6:05 pm #39521LjnevsGuest
I’m not expecting more money, I was surprised I got THAT much money considering my song has barely been streamed. I consider a $90 payout from Spotify pretty damn good hahaFebruary 20, 2022 at 6:18 am #39526
Yea that definitely sounds like a question for BMI. Speaking of BMI Statements, did anyone else notice a drop in domestic royalties but an increase in international royalties for this 3rd quarter payout?February 20, 2022 at 6:46 am #39527Art MunsonKeymaster
did anyone else notice a drop in domestic royalties but an increase in international royalties for this 3rd quarter
Same here.February 20, 2022 at 7:05 am #39528LAwriterParticipant
Speaking of BMI Statements, did anyone else notice a drop in domestic royalties but an increase in international royalties for this 3rd quarter payout?
Yes. Big time.February 20, 2022 at 8:01 am #39529PatParticipant
Yep. I noticed the drop in domestic royalties and increase in international royalties.February 20, 2022 at 8:21 am #39533
Interesting…I wonder what that domestic royalty drop was all about. I’m fairly new to BMI after switching from ASCAP but the drop seems a little strange since it’s all across the board.February 20, 2022 at 8:30 am #39534
I was looking to finally get paid for alot of 2021 March Madness placements on the CBS Sports network but I noticed none of those royalties showed up on my statement. Hopefully BMI pays out for placements on the CBS Sports Network. Maybe next statement.February 20, 2022 at 11:53 am #39535LAwriterParticipant
I’m fairly new to BMI after switching from ASCAP
I think you will find that BMI does as BMI feels like doing in terms of amounts… No Rhyme or reason, but if you have performances on any particular quarter – they should show up on THAT quarter. As mentioned above, how much they pay out is a completely different topic.February 20, 2022 at 12:43 pm #39536
Got it. Well, I know if those performance royalties don’t show up on our next statement…forget about it.February 21, 2022 at 3:56 am #39539DannycParticipant
alot of composers i know have reported the same that their international payments were way up this quarter and domestic way down. personally i saw my domestic best so far and international was about a 1/4 of them.February 21, 2022 at 1:16 pm #39541jdt9517Participant
did anyone else notice a drop in domestic royalties but an increase in international royalties for this 3rd quarter payout?
Definitely. In one case the US performance was .09. The Gt. Britain performance was $2.63.February 22, 2022 at 6:05 am #39543MichaelLParticipant
Perhaps the drop is related to the change in the distribution schedule. We received 5 payments in 2021 instead of four. It could be that this is a one-time event resulting from the change.