Re: [CEC] EA Performance Rights

Subject: Re: [CEC] EA Performance Rights
From: Chris DeLaurenti (
Date: Wed Nov 02 2005 - 20:13:29 EST

I don't think BMI credits composers for self-reporting radio broadcasts, either. I had a spate of airplay and festival appearances a few years ago, yet a detailed letter sent to BMI yielded naught. Almost all my royalty checks since 2000 have come from overseas radio airplay (Hail, Finland!).

I hosted the sonic stratosphere, a weekly radio show devoted to adventurous music (i.e. noise, plunderphonics, electroacoustic music, free improvisation, phonography, post-classical composition, etc.), from 1998-2002.

BMI surveyed us once during that time, however, the survey covered the daytime and early evening hours, which annoyed me greatly. If this is a general practice, then most programs that air adventurous music, due to being banished to the witching hour, won't have the chance to report and possibly remunerate composers at all.

By the way, thank you to everyone who contributed to the MFA VS. Ph.D thread.

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