I write library music. Twice a year the library/publisher pay me mcps. Now, they are very nice, wonderful, cuddly, trustworthy people but it does make me wonder (now that I'm writing for another library too) how I can verify these payments. Because in theory they could tell me anything and 'manipulate the figures in an imaginative way' because I have no way of checking.
How can I check the licences that have come in for my works? Surely I can't make enquiries with mcps because that info - as far as they're concerned - is between them and the publisher even though I'm the writer.
But it doesn't seem right that me (or my accountant) can't double check these things.
Maybe you can and I'm being stupid! In which case I apologise.
Any ideas chaps? Thanks.