MichaelL

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  • in reply to: Copyright inheritance question #37779
    MichaelL
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    Hi Musicmatters,
    It really depends on the size and complexity of your estate. If you have significant assets you should consider an attorney who specializes in estate planning. The same would apply if you have complicated needs with respect to your beneficiaries.

    in reply to: Copyright inheritance question #37775
    MichaelL
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    I recommend that you consult a qualified attorney in your state. I sent you PM with general answers to your questions.

    in reply to: Copyright inheritance question #37771
    MichaelL
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    Are you in the US?

    in reply to: Who Pays Performance Royalties? #37718
    MichaelL
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    I regularly receive royalties (writers and publishers) from the Travel Channel for a track that was licensed via Pond5.
    I regularly received royalties from the CW for theme music on a show that is now on hiatus. I don’t know if their policy has changed.

    in reply to: CD Baby Pro Publishing and Working with Other Libraries #37672
    MichaelL
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    CD Baby Pro and their publishing admin option involves YouTube Content ID, which can be a problem for libraries, especially some of the Royalty Free libraries.

    in reply to: Full time composers – Share your stories #37654
    MichaelL
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    “Making a living” is a very broad, undefined term. One person’s top is another’s bottom.
    There are an infinite number of variables that go into the equation of whether or not one can make a living composing production music. Given the right circumstances and needs, I think it’s possible.

    in reply to: Claims on Instagram & Facebook: Who is the distributor?? #37533
    MichaelL
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    Is there a YouTube link to the video? It should show who’s claiming the music.
    What is the pseudonym of the person claiming to own your track?
    There’s not enough information here to go on.

    in reply to: Claims on Instagram & Facebook: Who is the distributor?? #37523
    MichaelL
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    Is this your video or did someone license your track and put it into their video, which Facebook then hit with a copyright claim?

    Is the composer using a pseudonym or the video producer?

    in reply to: Full time composers – Share your stories #37351
    MichaelL
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    i guess my main problem is having so few tracks out there and working a full time day job so if anything the one thing i need right now more than anything is time to write more music.

    Two questions:
    1) Is your current full-time job a potential well-paying career?
    2) If so, do you hate it so much that you’d rather do this?

    I’ve said it before. There are easier ways to make money and better ways to make music. At some point, even writing music can become a “job,” like any other job, which can suck the life out of your passion for music if you aren’t careful.

    in reply to: BMI Payout #37263
    MichaelL
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    Unexpected money from Hong Kong, Kubed, for a track that’s 20 years old! Also received unexpected money from ASCAP for another 20-year old track that was used in a Golf Digest show.

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