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I found out that one of my songs was used in a popular Korean reality dating show. I wasn't contacted by anyone asking to use the song, and I only discovered that it was used because a fan of the show left a comment on my song on YouTube. My songs are distributed through Distrokid and is registered on BMI, but, to my knowledge, has never been uploaded to a music library for sync placement. I registered my song on Songtrust this morning after finding out. I am an unsigned, independent artist, and while I'm extremely stoked that my work was used on a TV show of at all, I'm a little confused as to how this came to be and what will/should happen next. Will BMI collect royalties for this? Will Songtrust collect sync fees? Am I owed a sync fee of some sort? Any perspective/advice is appreciated!
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It’s not free, but I use an online platform called Mixup. They have a free version with a 7 day limit on tracks that you can use to try it out and see if it works for you. If you decide to pay the monthly fee for it, those files with reappear.