First BMI royalty check for Film/TV placement

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First BMI royalty check for Film/TV placement

Post by LamarPecorino » Fri Jun 19, 2020 3:11 pm

I received my first BMI royalty check for a Film/TX placement. "I'm A Winner" was written almost 40 years ago. While browsing in a Fox Hills Mall bookstore, I saw a gambling-themed magazine with a photo of Frank Sinatra on its cover. I believe that the caption said, "Winner Takes All". That became the inspiration for "I'm A Winner".

Saying "Thank You" to Michael and the Taxi staff seems insufficient. Without Taxi, this song would not have been heard in places like Norway and Sweden. I know that it has been heard there as well as other countries because of my BMI statement. Thank you Taxi for everything!

P.S. "I'm A Winner" got returned twice before it got forwarded.
Onward and upward!
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Re: First BMI royalty check for Film/TV placement

Post by superkons » Fri Jun 19, 2020 4:28 pm

Congrats, Lamar!

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Post by LamarPecorino » Fri Jun 19, 2020 4:33 pm

superkons wrote:
Fri Jun 19, 2020 4:28 pm
Congrats, Lamar!
Thanks, Marco!!
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Post by jaywilliams » Sat Jun 20, 2020 10:22 am

Congrats Lamar what a great story, royalty check 40 years in the making!

And they said we Must write to the listings, ha!

keep going :)

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Re: First BMI royalty check for Film/TV placement

Post by MBantle » Sat Jun 20, 2020 10:26 am

LamarPecorino wrote:
Fri Jun 19, 2020 3:11 pm
I received my first BMI royalty check for a Film/TX placement. "I'm A Winner" was written almost 40 years ago. While browsing in a Fox Hills Mall bookstore, I saw a gambling-themed magazine with a photo of Frank Sinatra on its cover. I believe that the caption said, "Winner Takes All". That became the inspiration for "I'm A Winner".

Saying "Thank You" to Michael and the Taxi staff seems insufficient. Without Taxi, this song would not have been heard in places like Norway and Sweden. I know that it has been heard there as well as other countries because of my BMI statement. Thank you Taxi for everything!

P.S. "I'm A Winner" got returned twice before it got forwarded.
Congratulations Lamar! This is great.
Cheers,
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Re: First BMI royalty check for Film/TV placement

Post by funsongs » Sat Jun 20, 2020 10:31 am

LamarPecorino wrote:
Fri Jun 19, 2020 3:11 pm
I received my first BMI royalty check for a Film/TX placement. "I'm A Winner" was written almost 40 years ago. While browsing in a Fox Hills Mall bookstore, I saw a gambling-themed magazine with a photo of Frank Sinatra on its cover. I believe that the caption said, "Winner Takes All". That became the inspiration for "I'm A Winner".

Saying "Thank You" to Michael and the Taxi staff seems insufficient. Without Taxi, this song would not have been heard in places like Norway and Sweden. I know that it has been heard there as well as other countries because of my BMI statement. Thank you Taxi for everything!

P.S. "I'm A Winner" got returned twice before it got forwarded.
WOW, Lamar! I so appreciate & respect stories like yours!
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Re: First BMI royalty check for Film/TV placement

Post by cosmicdolphin » Sat Jun 20, 2020 1:29 pm

You ARE a winner..Congrats !

( and it just goes to show that the right song is the right song regardless of when it was written )

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Post by CTWF » Sat Jun 20, 2020 3:45 pm

Great story - congrats!

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Re: First BMI royalty check for Film/TV placement

Post by LamarPecorino » Sat Jun 20, 2020 7:09 pm

jaywilliams wrote:
Sat Jun 20, 2020 10:22 am
Congrats Lamar what a great story, royalty check 40 years in the making!

And they said we Must write to the listings, ha!

keep going :)

Jay
Thanks, Jay!
Onward and upward!
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Re: First BMI royalty check for Film/TV placement

Post by LamarPecorino » Sat Jun 20, 2020 7:10 pm

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Congratulations Lamar! This is great.
Cheers,
Matt
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Thanks, Matt!
Onward and upward!
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