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    Ben E
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    I noticed a TV show I recently had a placement on is streaming episodes on Netflix and probably other similar sites as well. Does anyone know if royalties are paid for this sort of usage? How about when the entire season of episodes is sold as a DVD? Thanks in advance for your feedback!

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    Michael Nickolas
    Guest

    I’ve been paid by ASCAP for Netflix streaming. Another case of being paid pennies. An example – 744,178 plays of a 29 second background cue paid $2.36.

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    Jay
    Guest

    wow…I never considered that as another revenue stream..anyone making any real $ this way ?

    #10450 Reply
    Michael
    Participant

    “An example – 744,178 plays of a 29 second background cue paid $2.36.”

    Are you serious Michael N or dare I say,being a bit facetious.?

    Michael

    #10451 Reply
    Stuart Moore
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    He is being serious although I’m not sure how you found out how many plays the show had as my ascap statement doesn’t show this.
    For 3 20 sec cues I made a total of $1.90.

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    Michael Nickolas
    Guest

    Hi Stuart, yes I looked back on my statements to find an exact example. I referenced one from 2012, but don’t remember which month. It did show how many plays.

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    Ben E
    Participant

    $2.36? Ouch! This particular cue was a full 120 sec. so I guess it would pay somewhere around $9. Still an ouch for that many streams haha! Was that payment of $2.36 for one quarter Michael N?

    Does anyone have any experience with being paid for DVD sales of the show?

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    Michael Nickolas
    Guest

    Yep, one quarter. Working so hard for these tiny payouts can get tiresome…

    But yes, I do have experience with being paid for DVD sales of a show. It will depend on the deal the library made when licensing your music. I had music in a show on CBS one time. I got a payment when the track was licensed for the show, and a second payment when the show went to DVD. I suspect those days might be gone now and that a library will most likely include DVD rights in with the initial fee and you will be paid once.

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    Ben E
    Participant

    Thanks for the info!

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