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The music industry’s biggest headache? Hint: it’s not piracy [Infographic]
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The music industry’s biggest headache? Hint: it’s not piracy [Infographic]


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"The problem arises here: the Music Supervisor doesn’t know who should get the publishing royalties."


It is not up to the supervisor.. It is up to you to know.

It's not their job to track your own royalties.
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"The problem arises here: the Music Supervisor doesn’t know who should get the publishing royalties."


It is not up to the supervisor.. It is up to you to know.

It's not their job to track your own royalties.
I agree.

Also, what happened to Music Licensing Directory? The site isn't working. http://musiclicensingdirectory.com/
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If Licensing only comprises less then 2% of the overall revenues, then how could retitling be an industries biggest headache?
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that is 4 years old now. A lot has changed.

Music licensing makes even more than $2.5bil now. And "Happy Birthday To You" is now public domain and Warner/Chappell was ordered to pay back millions of dollars in licenses to all the people they have charged for it over the years since they were found in court to NOT have a legal right to the song. Doh!
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& it's still a small portion of the overall pie. A portion that is similar to a ravaged carcass on the high plains with the Vultures still circling and the Hyenas and Lions elbowing for a nibble. It's okay work of course if someone can get it.
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& it's still a small portion of the overall pie. A portion that is similar to a ravaged carcass on the high plains with the Vultures still circling and the Hyenas and Lions elbowing for a nibble. It's okay work of course if someone can get it.
Lmfao!

This explains why my royalty checks get lower and lower. It all makes sense now.
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Link to article (click me!)

5 year old article about music licensing:

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There's so much wrong with this I don't even know where to start...
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If Licensing only comprises less then 2% of the overall revenues, then how could retitling be an industries biggest headache?
right... and retitling isn't exactly a secret... it's been going on for years and everyone is in on it for their own reasons. I know people who have retitled the same cue 20 times... largely because EACH use is a buyout, so no royalties anyway.
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right... and retitling isn't exactly a secret... it's been going on for years and everyone is in on it for their own reasons. I know people who have retitled the same cue 20 times... largely because EACH use is a buyout, so no royalties anyway.
I don't agree with the infographic either.

But the infographic was entertaining nonetheless.
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right... and retitling isn't exactly a secret... it's been going on for years and everyone is in on it for their own reasons. I know people who have retitled the same cue 20 times... largely because EACH use is a buyout, so no royalties anyway.
I believe you.

Now if each use is a buyout then that will cause problems if they are offering exclusive contracts and rights. Hopefully it's non-exclusive.

I have re-titled here and there although haven't been that active in music since 2012. If done so in an ethical way, by not choosing competing libraries or companies and only re-titling as little as possible, then it shouldn't be a big issue. The whole copyright thing makes re-titling a reality regardless of sector and sometimes even just for records, it's certain practices of people that seem to cause the real issues.
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