Should the licensor also submit a cue sheet in the event it is not submitted by the licensee?
No. If two of the same cue sheets are received by a performing rights organization, the performing rights organization must manually
sift through the duplicate. See details under each PRO heading below.
What if a Licensee needs to revise a cue sheet after mission?
If a revised cue sheet is required, it is very important to mark the cue sheet as “REVISED”. Mark revisions carefully, so they are visible.
What if I am behind schedule on delivering cue sheets for my production (i.e., film, show, podcast, website, advertisement)?
For best practices, please inform the performing rights organization(s) that they will be receiving the cue sheet(s). The performing rights organizations have distribution cycles. They can be overwhelmed if a large production is submitted in a later quarter, for funds may not have been set aside. Receiving cue sheets out of sequence can overload the PRO systems.
Music Duration: The duration of music on the cue sheet cannot exceed the duration of the visual content (i.e., In a 10-minute production, all cues cannot exceed ten minutes when added together and/or if music is used in a three-minute scene, the cue(s) should not exceed three minutes).