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ITV News Music

(October 2004)

NS
NickyS Founding member
cdd posted:
They did have it especially done but the composers under the terms of the agreement released it on KPM. More accurately, they licenced it from KPM's composers especially and it went on library (KPM releases music to the channels)... if that makes any sense!!!

So basically it was specially composed library music ... will have been cheaper as the composers can make back the PRS payments etc each time it is played.
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cdd
NickyS posted:
cdd posted:
They did have it especially done but the composers under the terms of the agreement released it on KPM. More accurately, they licenced it from KPM's composers especially and it went on library (KPM releases music to the channels)... if that makes any sense!!!

So basically it was specially composed library music ... will have been cheaper as the composers can make back the PRS payments etc each time it is played.


That's about it - KPM Music (like BMG Zomba who you may have heard of - release music to the general public too!), it would have been licenced through KPM. By the way, EMI Music own KPM (you'll see their name on CDs too!)

Let's take the ITN News Channel, as an example (their themes are library)... Although the ITN News Channel used tracks, like ITV News, from KPM, these were exclusive to them - Music generally gets commissioned from KPM for instance at the time of production.

Actually it costs a lot to license music - with certain projects, like this, licences need to be applied for as blanket deal won't cover that. Commercials and title music is based on the TVR's delivered and costs (usually) thousands. It would be *much* cheaper to get commissioned music therefore, if you use it as much as a themed channel would use it. I think Sky were paying around 15,000 every three months in publishers money alone 5 or 6 years ago...

Library companies/composers can make music for whoever and decide to hold it back from certain territories or projects! A number of composers for Xtreme Music for example refuse to allow their music to be used in productions which "promote or make reference to war or tobacco". All very interesting and maybe against the notion of library music altogeher!!!

Hope this goes some way to explaining the situation with VI Channel Smile
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NickyS Founding member
cdd posted:


Actually it costs a lot to license music - with certain projects, like this, licences need to be applied for as blanket deal won't cover that. Commercials and title music is based on the TVR's delivered and costs (usually) thousands. It would be *much* cheaper to get commissioned music therefore, if you use it as much as a themed channel would use it. I think Sky were paying around 15,000 every three months in publishers money alone 5 or 6 years ago...


Smile

15 thousand every three months doesn't sound that much. Even if you have the music commissioned you still have to pay out every time it's played - those are the PRS rules and there is no way round it. So the composer - say David Lowe in the BBC's case - gets paid for composing it and then paid every single time it is played on air - although some of that can be offset depending on what the deal is as to who has published the music. If it's the same as the composer they get two lots of cash. I think in the BBC's case the publisher is BBC Worldwide so they get some of it back.
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Reuben
strange to hear it with these titles. personally think it sounds better with ITV News, the music has something of a British feel to it!
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beefqueen
It's just done in a really classless way with VINews. It doesn't sound right; not because it's British - just because they've treated it wrongly.
ED
ED Founding member World News
beefqueen posted:
It's just done in a really classless way with VINews. It doesn't sound right; not because it's British - just because they've treated it wrongly.


I don't like how the music abruptly ends at the end of the opener...

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