I just noticed on my royalty statement that an open/theme I wrote for a tv show wasn’t showing up.
I got a hold of the cue sheet for the first episode and it appears it was coded as background instrumental instead of a theme. And I believe a theme pays at a higher rate, correct?
If anybody has dealt with cue sheet revisions, what’s the best way to fix this and get the extra money for the episodes that already aired? Go to the production company or go directly to BMI? Will I need updated cue sheets or just give BMI the heads up that the track coded as background is actually supposed to be theme?
Thanks for the reply. I’ll try and reach out to the production company and BMI this week.
On a related note, I’ve heard it’s better to contact the BMI Los Angeles office for TV stuff. I usually call the Nashville office since it’s the closets, but it seems like they never get back t me or take forever. Do you have any experience with this?