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Friday Factoid – 11.29.13

If a song is selected for use in an episode of the television show Glee, the recording artist is likely to receive a royalty payment of $15,000-$30,000 for the initial use of the song. The artist will also likely receive a percentage of the money earned by the “cover song” after the TV show first airs (i.e., from the sale of the song on iTunes, ringtones and CDs and from live performances that include the song). Source: http://www.musicandmoney.com/legalprofessional-articles/119-glee-to-gold-a-music-licensing-goldmine-for-songwriters-and-music-publishing-; http://www.parade.com/86727/parade/glee-royalties/