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  • in reply to: ASCAP Royalties Statement 2014 #15773
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    Hello folks, i too am pleased at my royalty statement. Like ChuckMott I am relatively new, this being the start of my third year at this and starting to understand the game here. My royalty statement was about the same as the previous quarter but the cool thing is that it is about ten times greater than the same time last year. It is inspiring to hear the figures some of the senior players get and I feel confident that it is just a matter of time and hard work. Persistence does pay off !!! A big thanks to everyone who posts here as all this information helped me a lot in getting this far.

    in reply to: Tunesat ( couldnt' find a thread in the forum) #15530
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    Where do you find the most errors or chances for you to follow up/claim. Are they sales through RF sites or NE libraries. I would expect ex libraries to have better paperwork etc. Which tracks would be the best for one to upload during the free trial ? Thanks 🙂

    in reply to: Having A Social Media Presence #15519
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    i suppose that if you have a network with many labels, supervisors and publishers who would be interested it may get you somewhere. Personally I would not as I have always thought it to be too time consuming and would rather spend that time writing 🙂

    in reply to: Registering cues with ASCAP/BMI #15405
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    Hello all… I was wondering if you normally register all edits of a cue including timed edits such as 30 sec 60 sec and also mix edits such as No lead etc separately with ASCAP in the case of working with RF or NE libraries. These things get so confusing sometimes… thanks for responding. 🙂

    in reply to: Cue Sheet Success Stories #15184
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    This kind of administrative work comes difficult for a musician and I guess many folks would prefer to not deal with it. Someone who knows the ropes should offer this as a service in return for a percentage. Might be a good side business. Could any of the seniors enlighten us as to how much they have claimed and gotten back from these proceedings and how much time they have put into it. Many thanks.

    in reply to: Cue Sheet Success Stories #15168
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    Great question yzzman1. I don’t have any success stories for you but I would imagine that in many cases, the publisher/library involved would have an equivalent interest or responsibility in having the cue sheet correctly filed or rectified in case it wasn’t. Also, how would you know that a cue sheet has been incorrectly filed, Tunesat perhaps or is there any other way.

    in reply to: Whitey Explains Why His Music Isn’t Free… #14517
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    @More Advice, lets hear some more details. Composers need to come together to protect ourselves from being exploited like this. Boycott those libraries that indulge in these practices. Tools cannot replace a skillful composer. If you browse through most RF sites, you will see that most of the stuff is not up to the mark for broadcast. I believe the market is slowly correcting itself and many guys who were part timers are moving on to other things. It is really unfortunate that composers do not have any union or coop or such. We are the most important part of the chain of supply. Without our work, neither the libraries nor the broadcasters can survive.

    in reply to: Happy Holidays,Xmas and New Year #14171
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    Merry Christmas and a happy new year. May it bring lots of success for us all !!!

    in reply to: Mixing On Headphones #14137
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    I am very happy with the Beyerdynamic DT 770 Pro. I used to use the Sony 7506 but realized that the sound does not translate well at all. Monitors are the best but you can do a reasonably good job with good headphones

    in reply to: Need a new audio interface #14127
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    Try out the Steinberg UR28M, very clean sound. Great convertors at a reasonable price

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