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  • in reply to: Transfer of ownership #39058
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    Thanks everyone, I will get in touch with my PRO

    in reply to: Copyright inheritance question #37781
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    Ok, thanks for your reply MichaelL

    in reply to: Copyright inheritance question #37778
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    Hi MichaelL, what kind of an attorney would handle these cases ? thanks

    in reply to: Full time composers – Share your stories #37334
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    Hi everyone, i too, consider myself very lucky to be in music full time. I grew up as a self taught musician and later completed my Masters in classical guitar from a good conservatory. I started with production music in 2012 and I wish it could have been a few years earlier. It was a slow start and took all my savings and about 5 years of constant writing to make a survival income. I have accumulated, over this time, about 2000 tracks of which about 60% are exclusive and 40% non exclusive. Over the last two years I have really slowed down my output and focusing a lot more now on quality as I find that in todays market, quality goes a lot further. My income last year, which was my best, was about 65k. Through the years, i have found that I have to keep raising my bar every year. Complacency is the enemy. I keep learning new instruments and styles to keep things fresh. I cant imagine what it would be like today to be a newcomer. Things are extremely competitive and I don’t think I would have survived. For many of us, music is our life and true love and we don’t have a choice but to keep going on. Keep the good struggle going. I believe thins will get better in a few years when all the chaff settles. Good luck to all !!!

    in reply to: Grateful for Any Feedback #35034
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    Matt, you are a talented songwriter, although most libraries deal with instrumentals, there are a few that specialize in this style, also, keep working on production skills, good work

    in reply to: NR administration companies, any success? #35023
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    I have been with Rident for over a year now and highly recommend them. My first payment was in the four figures and I was overjoyed. It has dwindled to about 4% of my royalty income nut it is steady. Too bad the US never signed on to the Geneva convention or we would be earning a lot more.

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    Thanks for your reply, Michael

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    Would appreciate a response from any US based composers who are filing taxes individually. Are any of you reporting royalty income on schedule C or schedule E ? Thank you

    in reply to: Request advice on future strategy #34377
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    Hi Musicworks, my rule of thumb is to submit at least50 tracks and give it a couple of years. It also depends on the quality of the tracks and the quality of the library. I believe it is a good idea for you to spread yourself out between the RF world and the exclusive world, even though the RF world is a little bit depressing these days. Write, submit, forget… and focus on quality over quantity. I hope this helps and good luck

    in reply to: Digital Distribution advice #33229
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    Most distribution services require you to classify it in one or two genres. You might want to wait till you have enough of tracks in a single genre.

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