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  • #34072 Reply
    daveydad
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    That’s for sure. I seem to make the most from Bravo shows… they rerun over and over. VH1 pays pretty well, too.

    #34073 Reply
    Music1234
    Participant

    Had a great quarter so can not complain. What’s confusing though (imagine the PRO’s not keeping us in an eternal state of confusion) is that “Do It Yourself” TV network a SCRIPPS owned brand did pay. Each royalty of course was under $1 but there was some payments there. Also HGTV payed a couple of placements. I constantly see tunesat detections from SCRIPPS so what is it? Are they paying performance royalties? or are they not? DO some SCRIPPS shows engage in “Direct Licensing”, while others do not? Any comments would be welcome…

    Additionally, it is great to see all the cable sports packages such as NBATV, Fox Sports 1 and 2 paying decent royalties whereas ASCAP seems to deem these networks as “irrelevant” and subject to the survey bs.

    Amazon Video on Demand – every royalty was.01 cents whereas ASCAP is paying fractions of cents 0.03297

    Netflix, Hulu – seems like we’re getting a rasie! LOL! I am seeing some royalties hitting $5, $11, $8, but for the most part many are under a buck, but still larger than what seemed to be just .01 cents from prior statements in the last 12 qtrs.

    Foreign Royalties are strong and nice to see.

    Once again, seems like nothing happened with the Big Ten Network, UFC, ESPN. It’s criminal how music can be broadcast “Publically Performed” but not pay performance royalties. PRO’s were established to collect and pay for “public performances” but I guess some networks can get away with avoiding the PRO’s. Not sure why? ASCAP and BMI if you are reading my comments, is it not time to pressure some Senators and Congress to take a look at this bogus loophole and regulate cable TV networks under the same set of rules?

    Bottom Line, Everything remains 100% opaque and I probably only get paid for 50% of the performances (air dates) that truly happen. ESPN, Big Ten, Major League Baseball broadcasts, UFC broadcasts continue to = free music for these folks, or I suppose our library partners sell those blanket licenses and profit from our works. It’s criminal but you library owners reading this and I know who you are….it’s your conscience. I know I certainly would never feel good about selling other folks music and earning a profit while they patiently wait for “back end” that….well….never comes. You folks amount to A-list con artists in my book.

    #34074 Reply
    daveydad
    Participant

    Hmm, I’ve been detected on HGTV a few times and don’t think I’ve seen any payments. I have gotten pretty good payments from Big Ten Network.

    #34082 Reply
    Kubed
    Participant

    Not my best quarter but a very good one anyway. Quite better than last year’s January statement so, 2020 looks promising 🙂

    #34085 Reply
    cozyhand3
    Participant

    Congratulations Kubed!!

    #34086 Reply
    Advice
    Participant

    Davey
    HGTV is a Scripps channel. You won’t see any PRO money in most cases. 🙁

    #34087 Reply
    LAwriter
    Participant

    Good and Bad quarters come and go. What’s really concerning are the the ongoing trends.

    When building a catalog, there is only up. Every quarter is a decent percentage of increase. But after your list of “shows” numbers in the thousands, things tend to level out. SOMEthing is always playing. But BMI has chosen to ignore fairness in favor of their pet projects.

    It’s well known that broadcast TV/Cable/Streaming is what is holding them up, yet they can’t seem to manage to get all that money back over to the composers who quite literally pay for their jobs. I’m loosing faith. Maybe it’s time to look elsewhere. As in new industry.

    #34088 Reply
    LAwriter
    Participant

    Or maybe I just need something in my coffee this AM……

    #34089 Reply
    Art Munson
    Keymaster

    Or maybe I just need something in my coffee this AM……

    Two cups of strong tea each morning does it for me. My mood brightens considerably. Rinse and repeat!

    #34091 Reply
    Michael Nickolas
    Participant

    Over in the Facebook Royalty topic it was posted – “Congrats on the $12”. If the state of our industry is being congratulated for earning $12, then maybe loosing faith is an appropriate response, regardless of the amount of tea or coffee available. 🙂

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