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- April 3, 2016 at 10:18 am #24557Andrea PerryGuest
All of my UPPM tracks disappeared overnight from my ASCAP catalog. They were there yesterday, today they are gone. This is unsettling. I’m wondering if I should be resigning from ASCAP and joining SESAC. If anyone has a grip on this and is in a similar boat, please shed light, because I am confused by what is going on and worried about not getting my royalties.April 4, 2016 at 12:27 am #24562Mark_PetrieParticipant
All of my UPPM tracks disappeared overnight from my ASCAP catalog. They were there yesterday, today they are gone.
Same here. At least we’re in good company –April 5, 2016 at 2:50 am #24568Jeremy P.Guest
Anyone else nervous abut this? ASCAP is about 70% of my income. UPPM tracks make up 50% of my ASCAP. UPPM is about profit, which is fine (I am too), but I’m not buying the spin that they’re looking out for their songwriters.April 5, 2016 at 7:59 am #24569Michael NickolasParticipant
This article says Ole has also moved production music catalogs from ASCAP to SESAC. Ole owns Jingle Punks; has anyone seen this reflected in their JP tracks?April 5, 2016 at 12:20 pm #24571OverDubParticipant
Haven’t seen any of my JP tracks move yet.April 7, 2016 at 12:43 pm #24605JfirstGuest
Since Sesac offers advances to comps, every UPPM and ole comp should call Sesac and demand advances. This doesn’t do much except ensure the switchover will be in your short term favor. I am sure uppm and ole received advances to get them to exit ASCAP. Pubs are scrambling for means of increasing rev…as are composers. Sesac is a “for profit” co unlike ASCAP and bmi…they get funding and have deep enough pockets to smooth this over by taking care of their newly inherited comps. This was a money biz decision and comps should benefit equally. Call Sesac…get that advance!