just got my first Royalty Statement from BMI...few questions

It was issued on September 16th.

How long does it take for me to get the check?

Why am i only seeing my first Royalty Statement now after having my music registered there for a few years…i see royalties from youtube, spotify, apple music etc…why only now and not last year or the year before?

Thank you.

There usually is a two year + delay in royalties to come through. It can be even more years depending on where they are coming from.
That’s just the way things are. These processes are very slow unfortunately although they are improving.

Thank you. Are you with BMI as well?

No but with an equivalent one. All pros more or less work the same.