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A good friend of mine is a promo producer. When he used to work for one of the Fox departements, it was the post mix engineer’s responsibility to make and turn in cue sheets to the PROs. My friend was hired as the producer and assigned to this veteran engineer, already working for Fox. That was the whole Promo team, no music supervisor, my friend just picked the music from the pre cleared music suppliers in their system. One day my friend asked the engineer about the cue sheets (because I asked him about it after reading about missing royalties here on MLR), the engineer replied he had NEVER made or turned in any cue sheets in the 15 years he had worked there, in fact the engineer had no clue how to even make a cue sheet!. This was around 2015 so add 5 years to that now. I think this should be criminal! And it seems to be standard procedure. They also had a set non negotiable promo fee which was pre cleared with all the music supplier (including all the big libraries) which was about $250-350. Pretty sad huh?!
Use the search functions in “Access Libraries” under the member service tab or hire an assistant! 🙂November 13, 2019 at 5:39 am in reply to: Long wait for BMI registration by Exclusive Library #33617
A track doesn’t need to be registered for you to get your broadcast royalties for a TV placement, this is listed on both BMI and ASCAP websites and have been discussed here to death, Some libraries wait until they have placed the track until they register and 4 months are not long to wait at all, ask after 1-2 years again although I would not bother. Remember they can’t collect their publishing share royalty if you don’t get your writer share so they will register it if necessary. .December 20, 2018 at 8:36 pm in reply to: How much per track for a complete buyout (incl. full artist share) #31387
This sounds like the new PRO free direct license (real) royalty free library model that some european companies are doing including a certain swedish company. Complete buyout and bypass any PRO. Horrible money deal and very bad for our industry!.
It could definitely backfire on you!
Mine was up a bit but still a good bit under what my royalties used to be before BMI changed the rules on how they pay on shows.
Sorry Art and Paul, for some reason I read “Tunesat” as “Source Audio”. in that sentence. It was in the middle of the night……:)
I think Art meant to say “Tunesat’s will NOT detect existing files that are already being broadcast”.
Here are some suggestions:
Google “how to find TV airing” and many options will appear. If not call Discovery and ask them. “Google” in creative ways, that’s your best tool. Perhaps look for local stations who air the program and see if they have posted their program schedules somewhere maybe on their websites etc.
ex DId u check TV guide already? Can you find an old TV guide where it is listed or do they show legacy airings,?
There is no set way of doing this, just creative researching.
and don’t forget those old school, mixing schemes like panning bass and drums all the way to the left, vocals in the center than the rest to the right