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Accruals are royalties that have been earned in any quarterly distribution or multiple consecutive distributions that are less than BMI’s stated thresholds; for direct deposit, $2 is the minimum threshold for all distributions. For those not receiving direct deposit, checks or wire transfers will be remitted when the threshold of $250 is earned in November, February, or May, or when $25 is earned in August. Earnings will continue to accumulate for up to 12 quarters or until the minimum threshold for a payment is reached. Payment will be made when the minimum threshold is met.

The accruals report details the royalties currently accrued within the quarter or quarters for which the minimum payment threshold amount was not earned. This report will only be available in the writer or publisher’s Online Services Account when the minimum threshold has not been met and earnings were NOT paid to the writer or publisher.

If you have questions regarding the accrual report that have not been answered in our FAQs, please email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

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