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I recently hired a “Royalty Recovery” person/company to help me.
It is VERY sad, and very telling unfortunately – that we must resort to this sort of nonsense. BMI / ASCAP should be ashamed.January 27, 2020 at 11:53 am in reply to: Non-exclusive tracks but exclusive publishing and master rights? #34146
I’m pretty fresh to the library music game and finishing my first album for delivery to a new library. In the agreement it states that all the tracks I’m to submit will be non-exclusive, but that the publishing and master rights are assigned to the library exclusive for the life of copyright.
Sounds like they are confused to me. Anything that (apparently) conflicting in a contract should be dealt with before signing. Or at the very least, clarified, Personally, if it was that confused, I’d probably look elsewhere. If they can’t deal with their own contracts, how good are they going to be at placing your music.
I could be wrong though…..
Now if only they could get the Scripps part of the Discovery Network to pay PRO royalties that would be awesome but maybe I’m asking for too much!
NO! That’s not asking too much. 🙂January 23, 2020 at 9:35 pm in reply to: Netflix changes its view on ‘views,’ which will boost its numbers by 35% #34125
When was the last time we had good news?
It’s been awhile, but we had GREAT news today. See other thread…. Discovery has backed down and will continue forward in the future (and past) with a PRO based royalty system. Bye Bye direct licenses.
Or maybe I just need something in my coffee this AM……
Good and Bad quarters come and go. What’s really concerning are the the ongoing trends.
When building a catalog, there is only up. Every quarter is a decent percentage of increase. But after your list of “shows” numbers in the thousands, things tend to level out. SOMEthing is always playing. But BMI has chosen to ignore fairness in favor of their pet projects.
It’s well known that broadcast TV/Cable/Streaming is what is holding them up, yet they can’t seem to manage to get all that money back over to the composers who quite literally pay for their jobs. I’m loosing faith. Maybe it’s time to look elsewhere. As in new industry.
Congrats! Glad BMI’s getting it done for SOMEone. :). After 25+ years it’s pretty mediocre, boarderlining on dismal here from my experience. Maybe it’s just the ebb and flow of things….
Actually, I AM an optimist. How can you be in this biz for 25+ years and continue to stay in it if you’re NOT an optimist. Optimism is mandatory.
Unfortunately (for some), REALISM is also a necessity if you want to continue to survive and prosper. Ignore facts at your own peril.
Ha!! I was listening until you got here….. 🙂
(3) ASCAP, BMI, and SESAC will increase PRO payments by 20% just because.
Now I KNOW you’re just fooling around…. 🙂 🙂
Ahh LAwriter, such a cheery fellow! ?
Don’t blame me. 🙂 I didn’t start this thread…. 🙂 🙂 if you disagree, let’s hear YOUR predictions!!!! <thumbsup>>
Happy New Year to Art and ALL!! 🙂 🙂 🙂