This unfortunately effects me to the tune of $10k a year!
Discovery networks is going to a direct licensing scheme which is a race to the bottom as anyone who's experienced this knows! Our income as composers on these networks will go down 80-90% by all estimates I've seen! It's also likely that other networks will follow suit!
The CEO David Zaslav makes $130Million a year, the company makes $2.6Billion a quarter, and pays out $25Million in royalties a year! Less than a quarter of one percent of their income! This effects 1000's of composers incomes!
If you have or even if you don't have music on these networks please post to social media your opinions on this! Discovery Channel and David Zaslav have Facebook pages!