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August 10, 2022 at 8:48 am in reply to: New Look For MLR #40154
Looks great Art!April 1, 2022 at 3:10 pm in reply to: Royalties from US show via PRS #39646
Correct. It’s a MUCH better organization than “Our Major Three” over here.March 31, 2022 at 7:27 pm in reply to: Royalties from US show via PRS #39639
If you are registered to PRS, trust Me, you are getting better rates than us in The States!!March 26, 2022 at 2:37 pm in reply to: How many payments come from an ad? #39614
Music TV.lolMarch 26, 2022 at 11:11 am in reply to: How many payments come from an ad? #39611
If it’s in a “Library”, and was not placed by a Sync Agent or someone that negotiates Sync Fees/One Stops. You might not have any Sync fee monies coming. A lot of the libraries are now subscription services, and if there are sync fees attached they normally keep them. Check your contract, and see what it says..March 23, 2022 at 9:57 pm in reply to: Buotique libraries, niche focus on experimental sound #39602
Please take no offense, but take offense. I have noticed that the word “experimental” gets thrown around SO much. BUT, it’s ALL talk and no “Gas”.
You’re dealing with a “SLOUGH” of industry professionals here, that used the MLR as practically a Bible. Were you expecting to do VERY little research, and get 1000% return?! Ready to go from 0-to-60 in One Second? Drop some links, and Let’s hear Your “Experimental”.July 8, 2021 at 11:49 am in reply to: Best way to find libraries to start with on this site? #38303
Use the “Access Music Libraries”, upper right, under Hot Links. You can filter the libraries there.
It takes some days, but it is “well worth it to from the numbers and work ALL the way thru!!”
Make sure you read ALL of the comments, especially the ones from about 7 to 10 years ago. LOT of great information, and it will help you make VERY informed decisions!!July 3, 2021 at 10:06 pm in reply to: Today’s State of the Exclusive vs Non-exclusive Debate #38277
I have not read the entire postings thread yet; but a couple of the BIGGEST problems that I have seen, and heard from companies are:
1) The Amount of content that is now either the SAME cues/songs/tracks being seen by “clientele” for MUCH different prices on several libraries.
2) The amount of Royalty free samples that are ending up in several catalogs, and being picked up by services like tune-sat; when these “composers” were being paid and/or signed waivers that say they are in control of the music, and it is not anywhere else to be found.
Also, having branched from working with several Majors simultaneously; to now almost exclusively working directly with Ad Agencies, and Supervisors. There literally almost is “no difference between Non-Exclusive and Exclusive in terms of placements”; unless the library/company has some great clients like standard network TV. It’s all now a wash and spread out WAY too thin.
Control means options, and if you can’t keep the control at least negotiate a Semi-Exclusive.July 3, 2021 at 9:50 pm in reply to: Success in responding to “ASAP” briefs from Libraries #38276
It’s strange that I no longer submit for music searches, and emergency briefs (long or short turn-around) But now I see them in my inbox more than ever.
I now equate it to chasing Fire Engines, and Ambulances just so you can pass out your business card..June 1, 2021 at 1:39 pm in reply to: Potential Earnings for Commercial #38064
Im not sure Beatslinger if you were asking me but there would be no Sync fee as it is Direct licensing..
Hi there JohnMac, this is actually directed towards LionWings. The reason that I am wondering about this is because “for me” this would be quite disturbing that/if a company “like” Carl’s Jr. would be able to grab a usage for something that “should” not have been direct licensed; and in fact should have been an actual licensing with a negotiated sync fee attached.
Somebody had to have made money “somewhere” because this is not a “Network or someone that should have had a subscription account”.May 31, 2021 at 6:00 pm in reply to: Potential Earnings for Commercial #38055
Correct me if I am taking this the wrong way. But.. No one got in touch with you to let you know how much it synced for? As well to issue you your percentage of the sync fee?May 5, 2021 at 12:21 pm in reply to: Changing Trends in Micro/Major Sales #37867
The trend I see is libraries getting pickier.
There is a lot more supply for right now.
But also, I talk to a good amount of people regularly, and they say that they closed up accepting new composers because they are making sure their roster stays working. I really commend that!April 26, 2021 at 3:10 pm in reply to: Full time composers – Share your stories #37766
IMO – a long-standing career in this biz (if it’s even possible starting out now) relies heavily on personal relationships at the point of publishing. Not with end users. Again IMO, social media is not the place to develop personal publishing relationships. In their office, on the phone, in the studio is how you develop personal relationships in this biz that last.
Just a question.. How many of us are in contact with their libraries, execs, and sales teams/staff. Just to say hi, check in, and see how they are doing?
I cannot explain how many times that has been the difference between someone telling me about upcoming projects, and that I was glad that I got in touch to remind them that I am available. This is a business of selling, cultivating relationships, and follow-ups & follow-thru..April 25, 2021 at 9:45 pm in reply to: Creating an online searchable database website? #37761
Art, can I drop a quick link to a website that I think could help with this?
This website has helped a bunch of people.April 24, 2021 at 1:19 pm in reply to: Changing Trends in Micro/Major Sales #37750
Here is a dose of reality BEATSLINGER:
There are WAY more than Him that jumped on this bandwagon. In addition, just the massive amount of advertisement, and attention “making music for TV & Film” got in general. Set a LOT of this bottom-feeding in motion..
As well, commentary like this makes me glad I never responded to requests to “so-called” pick my brain.. 😉