John Scott G

John Scott G

John Scott G, an admitted word nerd, writes books, plays, screenplays, and political commentary. Author of "Area Code 666," "Secret Sex," and "Ambient Deviant Speedmetal Polka," Mr. G also writes under the pseudonym Gerald Laurence. Every day he happily rubs a few phrases up against each other to create sparks in your brain. You're welcome.

3 Comments

  1. Danielle Egnew
    Jul 9, 2010 @ 7:53 AM PDT

    FANTASTIC and informative article! Thank you!!

  2. kurt hagardorn
    Aug 28, 2010 @ 2:40 PM PDT

    OK, so these deals are no good. But how do I find a deal that is “good”. At least the NERL will take my stuff.

  3. Yadgyu
    Oct 8, 2010 @ 1:21 AM PDT

    Only a fool would sign songs to an exclusive music library on 2010!

    The argument against non-exclusive retitle libraries is only made by exclusive libraries. These companies are losing money to retitle libraries and are scared that the exclusive libraries will soon be coming to an end. The exclusive libraries are correct; their days are numbered and rightfully so.

    Every legal and ethical argument made against non-exclusive libraries are actively practiced by exclusive libraries. Exclusive libraries get control for a song into perpetuity. This means that the library has the right to use the song however it wants. Many exclusive libraries enter into deals with foreign publishers where the library collects fees that they do not have to pay to the writer of the song.

    Non-exclusive libraries only retitle for the sole purpose of splitting up the revenue streams from music. Sending the same song to different libraries makes perfect sense because your songs compete against one another instead of competing against songs from other composers. It is a win-win situation.