Building on the success of our joint venture, RapidCue®, BMI and ASCAP are excited to announce the co-development of a new standardized cue sheet template that will allow both organizations to more quickly process music usage data from the film and television composers, songwriters and publishers each represents.
RapidCue®, the industry standard for submitting cue sheets with a greater than 50% use rate, was the first state-of-the-art secure website through which TV, cable and film production companies could enter cue-sheet data. This improved template, which has been built based on the feedback from dozens of broadcasters, production companies, digital service providers and studios, further increases the efficiencies of RapidCue®.
The standardized cue sheet enables data to be submitted once through a single point of entry to email@example.com, instead of separately to each PRO. The data will then be automatically ingested into BMI and ASCAP’s respective databases. This means less work for those submitting the information and eliminates the need for the PROs to re-key cue sheets submitted in Excel, Word or via PDF, resulting in faster, more accurate and more cost-effective processing. BMI and ASCAP encourage all companies that provide cue sheets to adopt this revolutionary new template, available here, along with a sample cue sheet and detailed instructions.
This joint initiative advances BMI and ASCAP’s continued mission to standardize cue sheets throughout the film and TV music industry, in order to streamline the distribution of royalties in these markets. Please direct questions about the new cue sheet template to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Related: What is a Cue Sheet?