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PRS and publishing and things like that

Post by humblebee » Tue Dec 17, 2013 12:51 pm

Hello Anorak musicians. I just got a small amount of money from the PRS, seemingly for playing my own songs at Indietracks. That can't be right can it?

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Post by MJHibbett » Tue Dec 17, 2013 12:55 pm

Sounds right to me! Did you fill in a PRS form after your set?

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Post by tompony » Tue Dec 17, 2013 1:09 pm

I did too! Hooray, I wondered what that was for - Indietracks would make sense.

Maybe it'll even motivate me to have another (inevitably fruitless) attempt to understand the PRS website and see if I'm due anything else...

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Post by carney » Tue Dec 17, 2013 1:14 pm

Something pretty helpful is their pubs & clubs gig scheme. You just fill in an online form every time you play a little venue and you typically get paid about £6.

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Post by humblebee » Tue Dec 17, 2013 2:00 pm

MJHibbett wrote:Sounds right to me! Did you fill in a PRS form after your set?
Yes! I didn't realise they paid you for gigs as well. Hooray!
carney wrote:Something pretty helpful is their pubs & clubs gig scheme. You just fill in an online form every time you play a little venue and you typically get paid about £6.
Wow... if I had £6 for every time I'd played a little venue, I'd have about £600!

You got a link for that please? Like Tom there, I find the website hard going...

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Post by leon » Tue Dec 17, 2013 2:21 pm

humblebee wrote:You got a link for that please? Like Tom there, I find the website hard going...
Its terrible isn't it?

I got a few quid for Indietracks last year, I'm still waiting for a huge sum from our gig in Paris with Tender Trap, so the Roller will have to wait. To be honest I'm only just in credit after taking account of the £30 membership fee but its still nice to get paid, however little. Just a shame you don't actually get a cheque anymore, I'd probably have framed mine.
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Post by carney » Tue Dec 17, 2013 4:10 pm

humblebee wrote:
carney wrote:Something pretty helpful is their pubs & clubs gig scheme. You just fill in an online form every time you play a little venue and you typically get paid about £6.
Wow... if I had £6 for every time I'd played a little venue, I'd have about £600!

You got a link for that please? Like Tom there, I find the website hard going...
Follow this link: http://www.prsformusic.com/creators/mem ... clubs.aspx

The first time you fill it in it's a bit of a pain, but once you've done it you can then copy setlists from previous submissions and alter them accordingly.

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Post by leon » Thu Dec 11, 2014 11:05 am

Has anyone ever got paid for US college airplay? I get about a tenner (I think) for each time we get played on BBC 6 music but we've been played on college radio a lot more than over here.
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Post by noLooking » Fri Dec 12, 2014 5:43 pm

leon wrote:Has anyone ever got paid for US college airplay? I get about a tenner (I think) for each time we get played on BBC 6 music but we've been played on college radio a lot more than over here.
I ran across this today on an entirely unrelated errand.

http://www.expresswaytoyrskull.com/2014 ... 90414.html

I can't say it looks like they'd have any money to pay you though, they appear to be broadcasting out of a bedroom. Keep us updated if you sue though : )

Edit: Looking again, I think it's just a podcast that used to be a college radio thing. So even less likely to pay up. For what it's worth (very little), I did some college radio in this country years ago and you always had to fill out the names of what you played on a bit of paper, so presumably someone was getting paid then.

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Post by leon » Mon Dec 15, 2014 4:36 pm

Cheers Andy. Yeah that looks like a keen amateur rather than an actual station.

Update: I emailed PRS and they do cover members for plays in the US so they said to claim for whatever I can find and they'll present it to their US counterparts. Whether there'd be much money in it is probably unlikely, but it might be worth an hour or so of my time to fill in the online forms.
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Post by tompony » Tue Dec 15, 2015 4:24 pm

I just got my first ever PRS payment!

£2.87, for playing at Indietracks two and a half years ago.

The system works!

edit: apparently this wasn't my first, because I posted earlier in this thread about how I'd previously received a small amount... for the exact same performance!?

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Post by leon » Tue Dec 15, 2015 10:53 pm

I got £3.49 this week! Apparently it was a correction to previous payments for plays on 6 Music, in 2014. It will pay for my first pint at my works Christmas do on Friday. Result.

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Post by noLooking » Wed Dec 16, 2015 8:04 am

And they say you can't make a living from the music business these days. Bloody cynics...

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Post by humblebee » Wed Dec 16, 2015 3:56 pm

tompony wrote:I just got my first ever PRS payment!

£2.87, for playing at Indietracks two and a half years ago.

The system works!

edit: apparently this wasn't my first, because I posted earlier in this thread about how I'd previously received a small amount... for the exact same performance!?
That just happened to me too! I got about 15 quid. Not complaining, like.

While I'm here, do you get paid for performances or just composition? Asking for a friend who's on the Helen Love record that was played on 6Music this morning.

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Post by tompony » Wed Dec 16, 2015 4:07 pm

I've never received anything from radio play. I've tried, but been bamboozled at all corners.

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Post by MJHibbett » Thu Dec 17, 2015 5:38 pm

PRS is just for writing songs, to get money for performing you have to be in the PPL too. I don't know if it's worth it for our sort of stuff tho as I *think* the record company have to register you as on it. I always register our stuff anyway and we've never got anything!

I also got paid various micro amounts for various old festivals, maybe they've just had a bit of a tidy up this year?

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