So here is an interesting item that has recently come up: I created a little 5 second tag (original music, my composition). It was just an edit of a guitar piece on an album I made. I created the edit for my wife, who used it in a short film she was making a few years back. Fast forward to now: the guy who edited that film has been using the tag in other stuff he’s been doing- opening splashes, etc. He has not been getting any money for the stuff he does- he’ s retired, making films for friends. Until now, he has not asked my permission for this, figuring he’ll ask me soon, and since there is no money changing hands for his work, he has assumed it was not important yet anyway. And now to the present day: He has a contract to do a short series of 8 lecture films, and he’ll get a total of 1,600 bucks for his work, which he is planning to donate to charity. He’s like to pay me something for the music now, since he is getting something. So he has contacted me. Is there a standard rate for this? I imagine there is, and it’s dependent on the film’s budget, perhaps the distribution of the film (big distribution= bigger royalty?). OTOH, perhaps I could suggest a straight fee? Your thoughts?