Folks, it’s not as complicated as you all seem to think. This is what I am proposing:
When a Customer clicks on either:
- Music Broadcast and Film
- Music Broadcast (10 Million)
There should be further data entry requirements that include the name and email address of requester, company they work for or represent, name of brand, advertiser, product, title of TV commercial, country it will air in and projected first air date.
And that really is it. We want that data to transfer over to the invoices we receive. When a “prime Time” advertiser needs a track for a high end TV spot, it is very normal for the client to submit that information. If we have that information we will have everything we need to file claims at our PROs and there really will be no need to even communicate with the client.
I have an “idea” as to who licensed this after some google searches, but my goodness as “the seller” and owner of the intellectual property, it just would be a lot better if the data was transferred to the invoice for these 2 top tiered licenses.
Please do not mention cue sheets either. This project has nothing to do with cue sheets because it’s a spot. Only TV shows and Films require cue sheets. TV spots require that we file “claims” at our pros. We are “claiming” that the music is ours and is used on a particular spot. At Numerator/ Competitrack/ and I SpotTV we get data as to how many times the spot ran on air. That is how we get paid performance royalties and we are paid for every air date. And for the 1000th time, it is the TV networks that pays the royalties to our pros through the advertising revenue they collect.
My music is helping sell flawless brows. A TV spot is made with one intent: to sell a product or a service. This is why we are entitled to royalties. This is big, important business, and should be treated that way. The days of AJ being a petty dime store for tiny media producers is long over. Big time/ Prime time companies know about this place. Price your works accordingly at each license level and Envato, come on please help us a bit. Elevate the TV spot broadcast deal to a higher level of professionalism and integrity for these important projects. Find a way to make these projects more profitable for Envato too if need be. But first and foremost, since we are the sellers, please grant us the data we need to “claim” the music usage at our PRO.
I have no idea how long this spot will run. It could be 3 months, could be 6 months. could be 1 to 2 years. It may get 1000 plays, it may get 10,000 plays. The thing is, we just never know and it is for those reasons why these projects are so important to having a sustainable career in music licensing.