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A. Dramatic Series:
There are a number of dramatic series which license via an option scheme containing between four and ten separate scenarios all with different fees. An example of this type of series follows.
Media: Free TV and Basic Cable TV. In Context Promo in All Media
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For the use, we’ll need a price quote to use your song in the episode for the following media:
1. A five-year free television license
2. An option for internet streaming
3. An option for a life-of-copyright free television license
4. An option for downloads
In today’s world, there are a variety of ways songwriters and artists make money in music. These include, but are not limited to: video games, on-line streaming, traditional radio play, downloads, songs in films, TV shows and commercials, webisodes, ringtones, e-greeting cards, lyrics on t-shirts and jeans, merch bundling and more
A real value of the performance right royalty statement that writers receive from ASCAP, BMI and SESAC is the information contained on the statements.
Depending on your level of success and that of your songs, the performance rights organization statements provide a good reflection of where your songs, lyrics or music are being performed and the worth of such performances.
At one time, the license for putting a song into a trailer for a motion picture was a very simple proposition.
In most cases, when a song is written specifically for use in a motion picture, the film company will own the copyright and music publishing rights with the writer being only entitled to receive the songwriter’s share of income from the song.
Despite the increase in digital sales in the United States, physical albums still command a large percentage of an album’s sales. In fact, in many cases, physical accounts for the majority of sales.
The percentages, however, can vary greatly depending on the artist and obviously the demographic of the artist’s fan base.
It’s always interesting to see what happens to a Broadway musical when it goes on the road. Most times the show is still running on Broadway when the first road production occurs, but, many times, the New York production has closed and the road performances constitute the perfect way to keep a show alive to the general public and provide a continuing source of royalty income to those involved
Digital Downloads: The songwriter / publisher statutory rate for permanent digital downloads is 9.1¢ (with 1.75¢ per minute for songs over 5 minutes).