Cautionary Tales of TV Song Rip-Offs

“No cue sheets, no pay.” That’s the mantra you need to remember when you’re dealing with film/TV music. Sometimes it’s easier said than done. When  my friend, topical songwriter Smokey MilesSmokey Miles (aka Count Smokula) started to tell me the story of his “Balloon Boy” song and it’s use on TV surrounding that hoax, I though it was something you should hear about. It turned out to be an even more valuable lesson than I thought after he got deeper into his experiences with other TV projects he’d written for and companies he got screwed by. You’ll be glad you listened to this!

Smokey Miles Interview

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2 Responses to Cautionary Tales of TV Song Rip-Offs

  1. Douglas b McLean May 28, 2010 at 3:18 am #


    I had seen You,on the Taxi Podcast with Michael (I am the moderator from time to time),and I wanted to say thanks,and look foward to checking out all of this website. Also I will pass it on to others. God bless, and keep up the good work.

    Sincerley Douglas b McLean

    p.s can you send me a cue sheet from this (just kidding).See I was listening… Take care…

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