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  • in reply to: Did BMI miss this? #38175
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    If you know what library placed it, I would start by contacting them.

    in reply to: Chinese music libraries #38174
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    Given all the intellectual property theft that goes on in China, I don’t think I’d sign any music to libraries there.

    in reply to: Mecum Auto Auctions (NBCSN) #38173
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    Anyone?

    in reply to: Libraries seeking Covid songs.. #37338
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    When you say “Covid” songs do you mean specifically about Covid (e.g. Covid, pandemic, lock down, virus, etc.)… I don’t *think* that would be in much demand. I do think there is still some demand for universal upbeat songs about getting through bad times, surviving the worst, making it through together, etc. If universal, they can be used for getting through the pandemic, relationship problems, etc. As far as which libraries, I would think any of the ones that do vocal songs for sync like Cru. Upbeat and anthemic songs of survival could be pitched tons of places. HTH.

    in reply to: Website Maintenance #36044
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    They like to play games with our minds as far as cue sheet counts. 😉

    in reply to: Film Music Network….site down? #35687
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    I’ve gotten a few library deals from their listings. As with anything, you have to look a each potential deal on its own merits. I’ve turned a number of them down because I didn’t think it was worth it. I don’t respond anymore to any indie film listings that say “low budget” as I don’t think it’s worth my time and money.

    in reply to: Tunesat #35683
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    Just create multiple free tunesat accounts. The price is too expensive for me, as I am only 2 1/2 years in.

    I have to strongly disagree with that. It is theft and total disrespect for their business. As composers, we certainly don’t want others to skirt the rules to pay us less for our music. We should treat others and we want to be treated ourselves. It’s also a violation of Tunesat’s terms of service which could get you permanently banned. Regardless, think of the morals and ethics.

    For the overwhelming majority of us, paying for a Tunesat account doesn’t make sense as the cost would far outweigh any benefit. You’d have to have a MEGA-HUGE catalog out there to make it worthwhile. I use the free 50 track account just for the fun of getting a heads up on some tracks being used.

    in reply to: Wow! Best quarter yet! #34086
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    Davey
    HGTV is a Scripps channel. You won’t see any PRO money in most cases. 🙁

    in reply to: Wow! Best quarter yet! #34071
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    Congrats Davey! 😀

    So many variables as to who will have good quarters (or years) vs. not so good. What type of music, what libraries, what shows placed on, what channels, what time of day the broadcasts were, vocal vs instrumental (BMI), featured or background, a lot of reruns in this quarter, and so on. A major network placement can give you a big bump one quarter but never rerun on that major network so the big stuff from it is short lived. But a placement on MTV’s Catfish or The (ugggh!) Kardashians on cable will pay for years and years as they rerun the crap out of those.
    All you can do is keep feeding the machine and be patient.

    in reply to: Question for UK PRS/ASCAP members #34027
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    Thank you Lee for that explanation! Much appreciated!

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