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  • in reply to: talent 'scout' wants publishing #29548
    LAwriter
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    I agree. I like forums that show “joined date” or “number of posts” alongside your username – helps us all filter out the obvious commercialism. I don’t want to cast aspersions towards someone who posted a lot in the past, or who has been a member for 8 years that I don’t know. But if you joined yesterday and have one post and you reek of infomercialism, well then, all bets are off. 🙂

    in reply to: Music on Instagram #29544
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    If you are looking at generating “income”, that’s a commercial question – not a technical one. Technically, I’m sure it’s possible. Traveling to Mars is possible. Neither are probably though. Technically.

    Commercially, today, 2018, the answer would most certainly be no. Instagram at this point does not generate any income from what I have been able to discern. It doesn’t matter if the page is huuuuuuge or tiny. If you have further question regarding that, a quick call to your PRO will almost certainly confirm it.

    in reply to: Music on Instagram #29542
    LAwriter
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    I’ve never seen any PRO payments from Instagram.

    in reply to: Computer Update #29512
    LAwriter
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    You bet! Good luck!!

    in reply to: ASCAP and their inadequate survey system #29510
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    ^^^^ Yes, this is how I do it. No problem in seeing 30,000+ titles, although the scrolling through to find something is beyond tedious. BMI is a decade behind normal computer science and coding. I think they LIKE it that way though. Less accountability. Still, a major pain.

    in reply to: A cautionary tale for newbies #29509
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    ^^^^ I had similar losses in posts today and yesterday.

    in reply to: Computer Update #29508
    LAwriter
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    Please correct me I’ve got this wrong – I can drag everything- folders and files from the MacHD to an external drive and if I decide to not keep OS High Sierra, I can drag everything back and I’ll have back my MacHD with the previous OS as before.

    NO!!! – this will not result in a bootable drive. You need to do this :

    1. Attach a new drive to your system via firewire or USB. It must be as large as your boot drive – preferably larger.
    2. Open Disk Utility
    3. Click on your boot drive in the upper Left Column
    4. Click on the “Restore” tab – the boot drive should be showing in the “source” box.
    5. “Source” should be your boot drive
    6. Your new, clean (formatted or unformatted) drive should be showing in the Lower Left Column. Drag it into “Destination”
    7. Click “Restore”
    8. Wait a few hours (probably).

    What you will end up with is an identical clone of your boot drive. CCC actually uses this same app in the background to do it’s thing. EVERYthing will copy over, and you will be able to remove your boot drive, and the system will boot identically, all authorizations will be authorized, even the desktop will be cluttered like your original drive with everything in the identical place. 🙂

    If you want to backup WORK drives, then yes, you can drag folders from your work drive(s) to your backup drive.

    FOR SURE, you will need to upgrade Contact.

    To revert, you put in your “cloned” boot drive and you are at EXACTLY the place you were before cloning it. I suggest always having a clone of your boot drive on hand. If things go sideways, you can swap and 2 minutes later be working again. I ALWAYS clone before any major upgrade. All your “sound” libraries for Kontakt will work in the newer version of Kontakt.

    in reply to: ASCAP and their inadequate survey system #29488
    LAwriter
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    No worries Art. Appreciate the ongoing efforts to figure out the weirdness. Cheers, LAw

    in reply to: ASCAP and their inadequate survey system #29486
    LAwriter
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    Patience and consistency and quality music is the only answer. More importantly, diversification into different distribution channels that enable multiple revenue streams for your music. Not one “exclusive” distributor.

    I think this cannot be over-emphasized….So I quoted it. 🙂

    I have no idea how many cue sheets I have. BMI doesn’t work that way. I mean, they use cue sheets of course, but to my knowledge, they are not made public where a writer can see and count them. If they are available for me to see, then I’m an idiot cause I don’t know about it and haven’t ever seen them. Haha!

    I can tell you that I’m on way, way over 2000 episodes of episodic TV and films. Most episodes have multiple pieces of my music in them. On average 3-6, often over 10 per episode. I could live on my BMI back end if I pinched pennies. I don’t like pinching pennies though, so I am looking to different avenues for income. BMI is playing games with my income and I don’t like it one bit. I also believe that the back end model of royalty income for composers is waning. We’ve had that discussion elsewhere.

    I’m quite unhappy with BMI for a variety of reasons and looking to change out when I have the opportunity. With my number of titles in the mid-5 figures it won’t be easy – and it won’t be to ASCAP either….

    in reply to: ASCAP and their inadequate survey system #29484
    LAwriter
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    I sent a reply Art. It was short (a paragraph or so) and no profanity. Of course, I didn’t save it before hitting submit. Maybe it’s still sitting in the ether and you can post it back up. Thanks.

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