I need a bit of help here please! I composed/ mixed/ produced three tracks, for three different contracts, for a single broadcaster.
All three tracks represented three different contracts. Each one of the tracks was attached to six bumpers.
So in total these tracks was used in 18 sponsorship bumpers. But each one of the bumpers "enjoyed" several slots of air-time.
Here are my questions:
1. What claim can I make from PRS?
2. These bumpers were about 7" long (for the first contract) and 10" seconds for the other two. Is there any money to be made here really?
3. I work for the broadcaster at a different capacity than the one of the composer. And I also have access to their scheduling system hence I have the exact times and dates that these bumpers aired across the channels the broadcaster. Would anyone know if I could submit these to PRS and make a claim from that? I contacted PRS using their online contact form but never heard from them!
4. And a side note here: In the contract, 50% of the publishing goes to the broadcaster (yes, I know, but let's not argue about this here). I looked in the PRS database to check whether the broadcaster might have registered the tracks with PRS but it doesn't seem like it.
How should I proceed?
Any help would be greatly appreciate it!
PS: Someone in the broadcaster mentioned that they are using Soundmouse for the short form stuff and PRS for all the long form license. Does this mean anything to anyone?