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All I can say is that :
1. the more you do it,
2. the less you second guess your creative muse and just write
3. the more you hone / develop your craft,
4. the less you “care” about being precious with your output,
5. the harder you bear down,
6. the more deadlines you have to deliver on – or fail & get fired. And,
7. the more you must financially rely 100% on your placements,
the more tracks you can and will crank out. Be it 3 a day, 3 a week, or 3 a month. Runners run. Cyclists bike. Lawyers argue. Writers write.
Top film composers regularly crank out 6+ minutes of music a day when under the grind. And that includes phone calls, managing assistants, meetings, and re-writes. If they don’t, they get INUNDATED. And then fired.
Getting past the “art” part of music and into the “craft / business” aspect of GETTING IT DONE, is where the professional side of things starts to come into play. You can call that good, you can call it bad…but that’s the reality of it all.
I wish I could +1 / +2 you guys, but the oddest thing for me is that there is no rhyme or reason to what gets continual use here. Tracks that I could have made in 10 minutes continue to get used a decade later, and “masterpiece” tracks that I spent tons of time on sit virtually unused.
If anyone has numbers on that, I’d love to know.
haha!! Our PRO’s do. Do you think they’ll share?
I’d agree with catalog vs. royalty ratio you mentioned above. My placements have doubled, my output has gone up 80%, and royalties are fairly stable, or growing slightly.
Something is wrong…..
Down 30% over the same quarter last year. Down a bit overall. Careful study shows that royalties are softening overall. (IMO of course) Surprisingly, Netflix was 5X’s what I’ve ever seen before. Maybe there’s hope??? Eh…naw, probably not. LOLJanuary 21, 2019 at 8:55 am in reply to: Should I rename my songs for each Non-Exc and RF library where I place my Music? #31547
Thanks Art.January 20, 2019 at 8:38 pm in reply to: Should I rename my songs for each Non-Exc and RF library where I place my Music? #31544
Art – you don’t find that you “compete” against yourself in various libraries using the same names?
I didn’t even know there were publishers that didn’t have BMI, ASCAP and SESAC publishing companies in the US.
I get paid on Fox Business and Fox Sports.
I’ll comment no more other than to say you’d better hedge your bets and rely on your own personal experience over puff piece articles in a magazine.
I think that model is risky for your investor.
A properly produced and distributed album can make around 5000 pounds per year during a ten year period.
That is the most speculatively insane thing I’ve heard. I’ve had albums that were fought over by the top majors that have ended up doing nothing. And yes, by nothing I mean $0 so far. (3+ years now) In addition, the strengthening of streaming vs. broadcast is also killing off royalties.
A risky time to be entering this biz.
But one thing makes me curious. Why do you even need an investor? That’s the job of the library to fund expensive projects. I didn’t read the article. I’ll try and do that now, but IMO, it’s full of pipe dreams if it’s telling you that every properly produced album makes 5000 pounds a year.
well…..bast*** (without ***) is actually a legitimate word in the english language describing :
: something that is spurious (see SPURIOUS sense 3a), irregular, inferior, or of questionable origin
Didn’t seem like swearing to me – it seemed appropriate for my post, but whatever. I’m used to posting all over the internet without losing posts. Except here where I’m batting roughly .600 or so – which I guess is pretty good. (It would be good if a Dodger could bat that well….). But please, forgive my petulance. I’ll take 100% responsibility for not using a secondary app to assemble my posts.
Too bad. My sandbox, my rules!
I;ve got no problems with that. And I’ve got no problems with a zero tolerance to swearing.
But the phrase “poor bas**** stepchild” I didn’t consider “swearing”. It’s a phrase in common use. But whatever. I’ll try to be more careful, or I’ll just not post anything remotely controversial in that respect.
LAW, You need to save your mlr posts before you post! Make that a habit.
Old habits die hard, And as mentioned, it’s not my sandbox…..so others loss is not my problem.
If things were distributed ‘black and white” (as they should be) there would be no reason to obscure and hide the accounting methods as all PRO’s do.
On that note, I had a previous post that got nuked into the netherworld. I think because I said that production music is the poor bas**rd stepchild of the PRO environment.
Ridiculous that that was considered as swearing by the “filter” on this site. But…oh well….
but i take it some sports networks pay peanuts and PRO’s just don’t bother to collect these royalties.
Oh they COLLECT. Now payout as you have seen is another matter. But you can be assured that all the PRO’s collect. How much they collect is a shrouded mystery though, so it’s hard to know how much we are losing.