Broadcasted nightly for over a decade
In 2010, I got a call from Mediaset which is the publishing company of Telecino. They expressed interest in my music and offered me a publishing contract for my Composition Meatballs with the objective of releasing the track on daily National TV, for a short period of time. I never imagined that this short period of time would extend to a decade of television broadcast.
Mediaset asked me to adapt the composition to a Big Band ensemble. This is my speciality, so in a few days I had it done. I flew to Madrid to rehearse and record the live performance. Secondly the Big Band ran through my charts a few times, I made some adjustments and in two takes we had it down with the live footage for broadcast.
Since then, once a night I have enjoyed viewing my name on TV alongside 15 top jazz musicians screaming through my music. This is a wonderful feeling.
Most TV networks pay a lump sum to collection agencies for a license to broadcast music. On top of that, live aired music has an extra bonus and therefore can be a highly lucrative source of income for all composers. I encourage all composers to understand how the music royalty flow works, how publishers work and how they can help you develop your career with a profitable outcome.