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  • in reply to: How do you maintain your sanity in the PRO game? #26672
    SabalSounds
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    Thanks @Paolo and @guscave!

    in reply to: 1st PRO royalty and how many tracks written prior? #26671
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    in reply to: 1st PRO royalty and how many tracks written prior? #26653
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    Thanks again for the replies!

    Sabal

    in reply to: How do you maintain your sanity in the PRO game? #26649
    SabalSounds
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    Thanks for the replies!

    I have a full time job and dream of quitting it every day to do music full time. Then again, I would go insane right now and bust through all savings waiting to see the pennies trickle in from TV placements.

    Now back to the studio…

    in reply to: 1st PRO royalty and how many tracks written prior? #26648
    SabalSounds
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    Thanks for the replies! @daveydad and @Golds didd you written in the 75-90 cue range like Mike Marino mentioned before you earned your first royalty?

    in reply to: Best panning practices for library music? #26633
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    @angopop totally agreed and I’ve mostly heard my music in mono

    Imo we have to do all the production tricks to get the ear of the decision maker placing the track in a show but then make sure the overall balance is rock solid in mono as it will likely be heard in mono and well below the volume of any potential onscreen dialogue.

    in reply to: Not getting paid on submitted cue sheets? #26554
    SabalSounds
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    @Art Munson good to know thanks!

    in reply to: Not getting paid on submitted cue sheets? #26552
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    Reading things like this makes me think I should leave ASCAP but, on the other hand, in the case of the infamous ASCAP survey system it could potentially work in a composer’s favor if their music gets used a lot on a series within the window of time of the survey.

    And I wonder…are there ways that ASCAP pays better than BMI or SESAC?

    Just trying to get an accurate lay of the land because I’m early into the library game so switching would be less painful for me than others but I can’t even initiate that process with ASCAP until September anyway. Maybe I’ll see more positives in that time.

    Wouldn’t It would be nice to be able to just focus on the creative and quit worrying about all the other variables we have absolutely no control over?

    in reply to: So how did you do in 2016? #26547
    SabalSounds
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    Edit…Oops I replied to your response on another post too.

    I’ve read here and other forums the expectation is that the library gamewill take 1-2 years to start seeing a return and then years beyond that to possibly go full time, etc And there’s a thread on MLR that says full time volume would be 1500+ placements.

    I’m just wondering what the average number of cues written before the returns started happening for others? 200? 500? 1000? Not counting edits.

    I know there’s a ton of variables and everyone’s story will be different but I’m hoping for some sort of consensus.

    in reply to: Not getting paid on submitted cue sheets? #26546
    SabalSounds
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    Thanks @soundspot! Hard earned advice.

    I’ve read here and other forums the expectation is that the library gamewill take 1-2 years to start seeing a return and then years beyond that to possibly go full time, etc And there’s a thread on MLR that says full time volume would be 1500+ placements.

    I’m just wondering what the average number of cues written before the returns started happening for others? 200? 500? 1000? Not counting edits.

    I know there’s a ton of varialbles and everyone’s story will be different but I’m hoping for some sort of consensus.

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