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Breakdown Notes (or Timing Notes) A document prepared by the Music Editor for a film or television production which details specific events within a scene. Breakdown Notes are almost always prepared by the Music Editor and are supplied in printed and electronic form, if requested, to the composer who uses these notes to reference the time code locations of events within a scene. Breakdown Notes usually contain the time code location of each event along with a brief description of the event. Most Breakdown Notes contain all camera moves and edits as well as key action and dialogue points.
Bumper A short piece of music that is played before or after a commercial or other break in a television program. The music signifies the beginning or end of a segment of the program.
Buy-out A term used to describe a deal or arrangement where no future royalties or income will be paid to the person being hired. This term is sometimes used when a musician is hired for a non-union recording session and will not be paid any residuals or future payments.

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