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Then why would they say they don’t take retitled tracks? They are non-exclusive. I thought that was the whole point of staying non-ex. Is it against the rules to name the library?
Ok, thanks for the confirmation. I understand there are many cogs in the machine, but it seems like a long time. I guess I should be happy interest rates are near zero? 🙂
As I mentioned on another thread. I submitted a track that is currently in a few non-exclusive libraries to an “opportunity” only to find out that it was an exlusive publisher deal. I told them that I’d have to decline because it was in a non-exclusive library and they said it was ok, “just don’t sign it with any other publishers.”
So I’m kind of confused and haven’t taken any further steps on it.
Is this situation common?
Surprise, surprise. The publisher came back to me after I said “I guess I can’t do it because the track is in a non-exclusive place.” They said it was OK – just don’t place it with any other publishers.
I was surprised. I thought non-exclusive precluded getting into any exclusive deal.
@Desire_Inspires I think the part where there’s an additional requirement to be accepted which was not in the listing. What if I don’t have 5 songs ready to lock in an exlusive agreement?
Scary_Bodega I hear you. There’s been an explosion of these services. Some appear to succeed matching people up to legitimate deals. Fingers crossed.
I want to be optimistic and since I learned that it’s exclusive (which I think many, if not most publisher deals are) I don’t think I can move forward now …. however even if I had the material, I think there’s a sense I have that they’re trying to build a catalog. Nothing wrong with that, per se…. but they never asked to listen to the other 4 songs first.
Thanks for all the input.
My NE library is tied up for up to 5 years,
I meant that I can’t pull all my tracks and go exclusive next year if fingerprinting comes to pass and is a problem for composers… the library many of my tracks are in is a 5-year NE deal.
From what I can glean from this thread thus far, both the NE and E models in their various permutations can work for writers. Some like Coke, some Pepsi. And there’s nothing fatal about drinking both from time to time.