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My First Royalty Cheque

Posted: Wed Jul 10, 2019 3:48 am
by cosmicdolphin
Yes that's how we spell it here in the UK folks !

But happy to say after starting from ground zero in Feb 2016 I just got notified that there is £155 due to me from PRS for my first ever payout. :D :D :D

I do everything 50-50 with my buddy/co-wrtier so that's my half of 9 placements. There's something like 280 pieces of our music out there now in a mixture of Taxi Friendly Libraries and some we found on our own too.

6 of those placements came via the Taxi Libraries, I will have to wait for a statement to know which placements paid the best. My music earnings so far:-

Pre-Taxi = About £70 in 5 years off my album sales/streaming ..I still have loads of CD's left over :roll:

2016 = £0
2017 = £30
2018 = £125
2019 so far = £500

The other non PRO earnings have caome from a mixture of Micro Syncs in RF Libraries ( also know as Taxi Returns Land) - Blanket share from one Taxi freindly Library - Up front consideration fees - A nice sync fee from a well known LIbrary for a track I originally wrote for a Taxi listing that was forwarded but never signed.

I still feel like a bit of a Rookie but we seem to have some traction, my skills are improving ..thanks in no small part to the very generous Andy Gabrys who has helped me no end..and kcked my butt ..Thanks Andy !

Looking forward to next Qtr now

Mark

Re: My First Royalty Cheque

Posted: Wed Jul 10, 2019 6:16 am
by DesireInspires
That first check feels good. Now you have to keep chasing that same "high".

Congratulations!

Re: My First Royalty Cheque

Posted: Wed Jul 10, 2019 6:23 am
by cassmcentee
Good news Mark!
Thanks for the update...
I am indebted to Andy as well
Cheers

Re: My First Royalty Cheque

Posted: Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:45 am
by cosmicdolphin
DesireInspires wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2019 6:16 am
That first check feels good. Now you have to keep chasing that same "high".

Congratulations!
Thanks DesiresInspires - Yep just getting started really

Re: My First Royalty Cheque

Posted: Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:44 am
by funsongs
cosmicdolphin wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:45 am
DesireInspires wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2019 6:16 am
That first check feels good. Now you have to keep chasing that same "high".

Congratulations!
Thanks DesiresInspires - Yep just getting started really
And - for what it's worth from the little old guy in The Peanut Gallery - your participation and contributions to others via these Forums, at least from my seat, is a generosity that doesn't go unnoticed.
As far as the spelling - LOL - most folks I know don't even write paper "cheques/checks" any more - paying their bills on line, or from their smart phones. It won't be long before some kid asks me -
"Hey, what's that thing you're writing - what is that?" - "It's called a check... we put them in envelopes, stick on a postage stamp, and mail them."
"Okay - cool... :? :shock: 8-) ... what's a 'stamp'?!" :P

Congrats, Mark.

Re: My First Royalty Cheque

Posted: Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:49 am
by CTWF
cosmicdolphin wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2019 3:48 am
But happy to say after starting from ground zero in Feb 2016 I just got notified that there is £155 due to me from PRS for my first ever payout. :D :D :D
Very cool Mark, and given your guys' trajectory hopefully just the start of much more to come. Tom

Re: My First Royalty Cheque

Posted: Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:54 am
by CTWF
funsongs wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:44 am
As far as the spelling - LOL - most folks I know don't even write paper "cheques/checks" any more - paying their bills on line, or from their smart phones.
Yeah! In fact, when I moved to the UK in 2004, that was the first time ever I had to use paper cheques. It was a shock, but then a few years later they introduced free same day bank transfers, and - whoops - the UK was unexpectedly suddenly ahead of Europe who does not even have that today yet. :shock:

Tom

Re: My First Royalty Cheque

Posted: Wed Jul 10, 2019 3:33 pm
by markhimley
Congrats again!! Only going to get better from here

Re: My First Royalty Cheque

Posted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:19 am
by Kolstad
Congratz Mark, 500bux is a new guitar size of money chunk. Now the gear pays itself :D

Re: My First Royalty Cheque

Posted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:23 am
by ttully
Congratulations Mark!!!


Tim