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I agree Music1234! Big business exists to make as much money as they can. That’s just the way it works!. We are easy targets. We need to fight back! Please contact music libraries, performing rights societies, our government anyone that’s relevant! I love making music and I want to be fairly compensated for it. I don’t think that’s too much to ask!
I never worked directly with an ad agency, but I did an internship with a big time production house (Crushing Music) back in 2002 (they are out of business now). I couldn’t get a job with them, so I tried freelancing for a few of NYC based houses. As UpFromTheSkie said it is high pressure, very competitive, need a great mix, with a quick turnaround. Freelancing can work if you find the right production house to work with. There are a bunch of them in NYC you could try.
The stock market is the best way to go, but nearing retirement all the so called experts say if you need the money to live on you better be prepared for a five year cycle (downturn and recovery) to get back to where you were at the start of the downturn.
Best of luck to everyone!
I’m with BMI and have seen cue sheets in the past, but now I’ll get maybe one a year which has no correlation to the new placements I get. I don’t understand what’s going on with BMI. Maybe the libraries play into this also?
On the other hand, I just received I nice royalty payment from BMI, so I’m happy with that.
The twin is new to me. Correct me if I’m wrong, it is a D/A interface and has high quality dual preamps?
Warm audio sounds interesting. I was considering the 1073 by vintech and just looked at WA273.
1) 2 channels
2) Not sure
3) Prabably solid state
4) Digi 003 – its old so maybe I need a D/A converter also – depends on the priceJanuary 11, 2018 at 4:56 pm in reply to: Royalty Free (RF), Non-Exclusive, Exclusive Library – Definitions #29187
If you have a track with a Non-Ex library it means you can still send that same track to as many Non-Ex libraries as you want.
An RF library is similar to a non-ex library except that mainly small businesses will usually buy the writes to use your track (in perpetuity) for a fee set by you and split with the RF library, but you can get backend royalties (if used on TV) if you register the track with your PRO.
That’s the way I understand it.
Mainly I’m a rock guitarist (all kinds of rock and acoustic tracks) but I’ve done a lot of Tension (with synths) in the last couple of years. I write for libraries that provide music to cable and reality TV shows. Most of it on request but no up front.
boinkeee2000, I think you hit the nail on the head. Yes, mid tier libraries with no upfront. Yes, I think its time to get into non-ex libraries while I still can. RF is a nice alternative too.