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#1134032 - 12/27/17 04:28 PM Getting Radio Airplay In France  
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Who'd a thought it. Got a nice check from ASCAP last month for radio airplay in France. Weird, but I ain't complaining.

#1134033 - 12/27/17 06:13 PM Re: Getting Radio Airplay In France [Re: ben willis]  
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Well, good for you man!

En avant et vers le haut!

#1134034 - 12/27/17 06:44 PM Re: Getting Radio Airplay In France [Re: ben willis]  
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Cool Ben, congratulations. Did this get on French radio through a publisher? Maybe it's playing on radio in other countries.
Wish you more success!

Best, John smile

#1134035 - 12/27/17 07:41 PM Re: Getting Radio Airplay In France [Re: ben willis]  
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Félicitations, Ben!

Maintenant vient "Miller time." smile

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#1134036 - 12/27/17 07:50 PM Re: Getting Radio Airplay In France [Re: ben willis]  
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John, not sure how it got there. I know that I sold a license through a publisher some time ago.

#1134043 - 12/28/17 05:53 AM Re: Getting Radio Airplay In France [Re: ben willis]  
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What was the song title Ben ? and is it an English Version or French re write

A guy who Co Wrote - Welcome To My World - was telling me he was getting

Radio Royalties for a French version of their song titled - Entre Dans Ma Vie -

Having a second home in France I tried to get him a copy but never did find the song

Both writers have gone on by now Johnny Hatchcock I believe was the co writer I Knew

many years ago ----- We never had computers then but I see Clara Sanchez recorded

The French Version, but still hard to find a copy

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One of the most important principles of songwriting is to remember that a good song is a partnership of many different components, all working together to produce a satisfying musical experience.

In that respect, song components are either enhancing or compromising their combined effects.
#1134044 - 12/28/17 09:01 AM Re: Getting Radio Airplay In France [Re: ben willis]  
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Congratulations Ben.

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Great Going.....wish I had anybody listening to me. I'm all over facebook and that's ok too.

#1134054 - 12/28/17 10:59 AM Re: Getting Radio Airplay In France [Re: ben willis]  
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Great news Ben,

May they keep a comin',

cheers, niteshift

#1134069 - 12/28/17 12:59 PM Re: Getting Radio Airplay In France [Re: ben willis]  
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Awesome, Ben! If you can trace your steps, maybe you can do it again? Can you provide a link to the song?

Ricki

#1134078 - 12/28/17 03:23 PM Re: Getting Radio Airplay In France [Re: ben willis]  
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It's all a mystery to me. I have music on Itunes, Spotify etc., but the royalties wouldn't fall under a PRO. I've sold a few licenses to music libraries who I guess use their own publishers. Most of those are instrumentals so It may be background music for a commercial. We'll see what happens next quarter.

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Awesome! It's too bad it's not easy to find who used it and how. I have an idea for a search engine for that purpose, but no idea how to do it. Anyone have thoughts?


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Originally Posted by Brian Austin Whitney
Awesome! It's too bad it's not easy to find who used it and how. I have an idea for a search engine for that purpose, but no idea how to do it. Anyone have thoughts?

There are a couple of companies already doing this, TuneSat and BDS. I believe they only cover the U.S. I'm thinking there are other companies that do the same in other countries. TuneSat sits at about 97% accurate in their method if I'm not mistaken.


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#1134305 - 01/02/18 04:05 PM Re: Getting Radio Airplay In France [Re: ben willis]  
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More details should be on your ASCAP statement Ben. If not give ASCAP a call to help you track it. If you got paid by ASCAP they should have the cue sheet for it.

Best, John smile

#1134308 - 01/02/18 05:03 PM Re: Getting Radio Airplay In France [Re: ben willis]  
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Hey John, it shows no cue sheet on the web site. I did call last week and they told me to make an inquiry from the web site. I did that and got an e-mail the next day stating only that it was from radio airplay in France. No details. If it was background music, wouldn't there be a cue sheet? And wouldn't I have been paid a license fee on top of the royalties?

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Originally Posted by ben willis
Hey John, it shows no cue sheet on the web site. I did call last week and they told me to make an inquiry from the web site. I did that and got an e-mail the next day stating only that it was from radio airplay in France. No details. If it was background music, wouldn't there be a cue sheet? And wouldn't I have been paid a license fee on top of the royalties?


Depends what it was used for. If it was radio play for listening only, then a cue sheet wouldn't be attached to it. Do you have any idea what song it is? The license fee would have to come from your publisher/ client. ASCAP's not responsible for that.

John smile

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I just checked my last International royalty statement. It was in November. Several countries used tracks on radio that were used on Gotham & Quantico here. They supplied the track name and the publisher. It's just another money avenue for publishers.

John smile

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Yes I know that ASCAP only pay's royalties but wouldn't a cue sheet give an idea of who the publisher is? I'll have to dig deeper.

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Originally Posted by ben willis
Yes I know that ASCAP only pay's royalties but wouldn't a cue sheet give an idea of who the publisher is? I'll have to dig deeper.


Wouldn't be a cue sheet if it was just International radio play. But on the statement it should have the title of the song used and maybe a prefix/ suffix added that will give you a hint of the publisher.

John smile

#1134318 - 01/02/18 08:17 PM Re: Getting Radio Airplay In France [Re: ben willis]  
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Thanks John. Unless I'm not navigating the ASCAP site right, I see no indication of a song title or publisher. I'll have to spend some more time with it. I downloaded the statements but they only give me the amount payed out. Nothing more.


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