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24th November 2017
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Hi everyone After a lot of reading and making some firsthand experiences I have a question about the income apportionment of...

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goodkeys 4th November 2017
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Greetings to all the helpful users of Music for Picture, Longtime reader first time poster! Searched this forum along with Music...

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Bolobeat 26th October 2017
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For those how recently got their BMI statements you can compare. I still feel Amazon, netflix and hulu are underpaying. and...

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gsilbers 27th September 2017
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I am a long-time record label owner, producer and recording engineer with pretty high-end recording studio at my finger tips:...

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goodkeys 24th August 2017
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Most expensive Netflix shows: ranked - Business Insider sorry for the click baity thread title. but yes... netflix is paying...

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drBill 20th August 2017
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Hello All, A film I scored was released back in August on numerous streaming services. I should have started seeing royalties...

Sam Watson
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David Parfit 22nd June 2017
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In the 25 plus years I've been mastering music for motion pictures, commercials and trailers everybody has said Robert Etoll has...

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Etch-A-Sketch 29th March 2017
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Hi guys, I have been asked to compose a track to be used as background music for a Kickstarter ad. I'm really new to the...

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AsherP 5th March 2017
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Hi there, My name is Joe Caithness and I run an audio mastering/transfer facility called Subsequent Mastering. My place is...

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Joe_caithness 22nd January 2017
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We touched on this topic in another thread but the conversation was a bit off topic... SO lets try this again. Please keep it...

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Sam Watson 18th October 2016
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Hey there, I'm a full time composer and producer who just got my first few placements on NBC w/ an exclusive publisher. I...

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drBill 17th October 2016
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Hi everyone, So I am about to finish my first doco score (foc) but want to put myself out there in a serious way. I'm going to...

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007 27th June 2016
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Hey guys, First off, im really sorry if this has been asked before but i feel like this is phrased slightly differently, making...

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jazz4 8th June 2016
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My rants comes every quarter :) ITs hard to believe we are getting such low royalties from Hulu, Netflix and amazon when their...

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brockorama 31st January 2016
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I've recently been getting a lot of "big name" commercials (soda pop, department stores, dolls) that are all household...

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kdm 27th December 2015

Hey, guys. I'm currently studying a Bachelor of Audio Engineering course and I'm heading into the final few weeks. I'm making a...

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TETRAHEDRON 25th November 2015
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Hulu strikes ‘Seinfeld’ streaming deal — at $700K per episode | New York Post Whats wrong with this picture?! Seems...

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gsilbers 28th October 2015
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Hey guys, I'm just curious how many of us just use a their SSN on a W9 for a scoring project instead of an EIN (I know they...

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sevensees 14th September 2015
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We all have seen how small royalties from Netflix, itunes, hulu etc are. I feel these should be as high as cable tv. The...

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Etch-A-Sketch 14th September 2015
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Hi Everyone I´m looking for advice regarding sound design and music in commercials. Ive searched the forum but i cant see the...

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apricotkilla 3rd July 2015
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What is the general time period for a library to license a song on behalf of a composer. For example - if a an exclusive library...

Edward Shnapper
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Mike P 30th June 2015
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Pretty cool gig he's got going. I wonder how much of it is him and how much is Atticus Ross. Anybody know anything about these...

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kslight 26th June 2015
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Moved back to Nashville about a year ago after working for several music libraries in LA/Santa Monica and looking to see who's...

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Etch-A-Sketch 19th June 2015
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I had a website I'd made in WIX a few years ago. A few hoops to jump through (ie: linking videos from Vimeo, etc) but overall...

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vocalnick 14th June 2015
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Hello, I'm a little confused. What's the difference between two different production companies licensing the same song...

Edward Shnapper
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Edward Shnapper 2nd June 2015
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Hello, I have a home studio and currently have most of my equipment insured under "MusicPro Insurance". Wondering...

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fwet 18th May 2015
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Stupid question.. i have music on a music library. its a non exclusive deal and they re-title when registering it. If i...

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gsilbers 19th April 2015
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Hi! I am interested in knowing more about selling music for picture/adv or jingles through the internet. I recently found out...

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freshdax 15th April 2015
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Hello, I am a full time composer (self employed) in LA, my income has been increasing every year for the last few years mostly...

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Mike Caffrey 9th April 2015
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Hello there talented colleagues, The holidays were lovely for us over here save for one small detail: Our house was robbed...

Sam Watson
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happysteak 7th January 2015
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I have music that would be great if fit with any kind of quality video material - original footage, clip shows, collages -...

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mwarsell 26th December 2014
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Hi All, Long time lurker first time poster. Please take a minute to fill out this survey. It's super quick. Working on something...

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Smsmith225 20th November 2014
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Title says it all. Exploring the idea of getting a film score recorded in Eastern Europe. Anyone have any...

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VictorM 22nd September 2014
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I've noticed a few very large, well respected libraries showing of their tunes on youtube, soundcloud etc. How does this look? ...

Edward Shnapper
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Edward Shnapper 11th August 2014
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Are there any good articles or tips for contracting ghostwriters? I never thought I'd need one but if things go well I'm going...

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D2therJ 11th July 2014
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Hey All, Long time lurker here. When this recent problem arouse, I thought to myself that this community would likely have...

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Mike P 18th June 2014
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Hello GS, I'm a audio engineer/composer/etc. I currently am making my money producing smaller independent label bands and...

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Jonathan Race 27th May 2014
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Hey guys, long time lurker, first time poster here. Please forgive me if this is obvious but I've been curious about something...

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brettfuchs 27th May 2014
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Hi everyone, I'm new here and looking for some advice on a serious issue with a client. Back in December I started work on...

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Jeff Hayat 1st April 2014
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Scoring for TV, Film & Video Games has traditionally kept rates up in LA and has kept us busy and known (arguably at least)...

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Stephen Trask 26th March 2014
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I've just had my first job scoring a short video for a well-known German car company. I got the job through a video agency. So I...

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Etch-A-Sketch 13th March 2014
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Hello talented colleagues, It appears I have been hired to write a new theme for an established show on the Outdoor Channel. ...

Sam Watson
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Sam Watson 25th February 2014
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x2 new tracks I've released with my friend. Influences varie, however the idea was a mutual love of artists such as Matt...

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rocknrollstar 20th February 2014
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I just did a demo for a Trailer house in LA and the owner sent me a liscencing agreement which says he takes %50 of up front...

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dinosaurisland 17th January 2014
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Hello, Im new here and I help run a studio in Richmond, VA called Full Circle Recording... I am interested in knowing if anyone...

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missioncontrol 20th December 2013
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Hello working composer colleagues, I recently picked up a used copy of Who Killed the Jingle by Steve Karmen. Karmen was a...

Sam Watson
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oceantracks 7th December 2013
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spiderman 10th November 2013
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Hi, Can anyone comment on common licensing agreements with libraries? I understand that is common for a music library to...

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jimdrake 28th October 2013
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Hey everyone, I got a track placed in a television commercial for 'Alpura' a large dairy brand in Mexico yesterday. I've been...

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drs 30th September 2013
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Here is a sobering an important video worth viewing for those in the biz working in L.A. or aspiring to do so - be it film, TV or...

Sam Watson
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AustinBert 25th September 2013


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