possible tv music gig: need insight from someone who knows

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  1. pcdaw

    pcdaw Guest

    I, through an extremely lucky connection, have an opportunity for my music to be placed on a major network channel (as fill music) as well as an opportunity to compose pieces for various other things they need.

    I have never worked with this sort of relationship before so I am wondering, does anyone know:

    1- How does compensation for this usually work?
    2- do you need to copyright your work prior to submitting?
    3- let's say it isn't a work for hire, what is the best P.R.O. to register with for this?

    Not sure what else to ask except to say I want to know how to start this business venture off on the right foot and keep it going.

    Any shared experience would be greatly appreciated.

  2. Thomas W. Bethel

    Thomas W. Bethel Distinguished Member

    Dec 12, 2001
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    I would find a good entertainment lawyer and ask him or her. You want to be covered and need to know what your options are. There are too many variables and not knowing your exact situation better it is difficult to give specific advice. You should not give anymore information here but you should talk to a lawyer about it before you sign anything or submit anything to the network. It may cost a few dollars but the end result will be more than worth it. Contracts can be a mindfield and having someone to advise you it well worth the money.

    Hope this helps....


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