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I don’t hear it either. The snap sound in the percussion and the tempo are similar but that’s pretty much it. In my view this verdict is crazy.
But how could a writer have dumped everything they have in exclusive agreements into this? That would be against their exclusive agreement.
Interesting.. so did they just place their entire non-exclusive catalog with the subscription libraries? Or write new material?!
I’m with Music1234 on this. I am not at all surprised by the figures from those other composers. If anything I’d expect subscription income to be even lower than those numbers, and much much lower than regular sync.
One question though: why did these top writers decide to put their music into this subscription model? Can they get it back?
How many tracks did you have in how many subscription libraries to make that?
How much did you get per license?
Advice: You said that one of your libraries put your songs on a subscription site. How is this allowed?! It sounds like you give your music to a library and then it can just go and put it on everything like P5, AJ etc etc and take a cut instead of you putting it there yourself. I’d really appreciate it if you named the library to make certain to avoid them!May 2, 2019 at 10:45 am in reply to: Music used in highly offensive videos? Actions taken? #32174
Beatslinger: isn’t it more likely, and easier, for a production music track to be licensed for an unpleasant use than it is for a record label piece of music?
Production music is pre cleared and specifically designed to be easy to license, and the writer has basically no say in its use.
Glad to hear it! Sounds like PRS is up to speed on these things which is great.
Well, first of all, that’s pretty good news that you got broadcast placements through NE libraries while being neglectful! Your music must be good.
Having said that, I’m not entirely sure what you would do in this case. I think you could approach PRS with your data from TuneSat and explain. See what they recommend. If they don’t seem to know how to help, keep asking for different people until you get someone with experience in international royalties from production music. You could also try contacting ASCAP and explaining to them too.
Have you been paid anything from PRS for this advert yet? Or was it for a different TV show?
Since you’re with PRS, I think your first hurdle would be for the PRO of whichever country those uses are in to account for them correctly and make payment to PRS on your behalf. The second part would probably be much easier, which would just be making sure PRS sends those royalties to you.
Are the TuneSat detections all for US advertising airings? All with ASCAP? You could also try asking your publisher to chase after them for you, seeing as they’ll be wanting their % too.
Bear in mind that it can take a long, long time for you to be paid for airings in foreign countries.April 12, 2019 at 3:16 pm in reply to: Library offering 25% sync and 50% direct performance; is this a fair request? #32074
Interesting discussion. I know which library Beatslinger is referring to as well. Beatslinger: do you have material with them? How do you know if it leads to other libraries?
I suppose sometimes another library might hear your work in one place and come to you. It happened to me once but I’m yet to see how that deal turns out!
Music1234: That’s really interesting about how you got paid royalties through Harry Fox for Facebook! I’m so curious about the process involved in that. I wonder how they calculate the royalty rates, and what the uses were. Did they tell you which tracks of yours it was for?
I’m not with SGAE myself, but I did have a couple of friends who had experience with them. It did’nt sound good to me, and based on the article you posted as well as some national press there, I personally wouldn’t want to be a member of SGAE..November 28, 2018 at 5:10 pm in reply to: No sync license. Exclusive and in perp, only PRO. Would you sign it? #31316
This is about the worst deal I could imagine. I’ve been offered it as well and would never sign it.
If your track is on a corporate video – you get zero.
If your track gets a big license fee to go on a Netflix show, you get very little from backend and no share of the license.
And this is exclusive, forever, with no up front! It’s totally unfair (IMO).September 18, 2018 at 11:01 am in reply to: Money upfront (exclusive contract): when "little" is "too little"? #30839
It also depends mostly on:
What is your split of the sync fees?
What is your split of backend royalties?
Is the up front money an advance to be recouped, or a non-recoupable fee?