We are sunsetting the current "Composer" and "Publishing" fields on all SourceAudio sites in early October. After the 31st your metadata from these old fields will reside in new fields that contain your Interested Parties -- the Writers & Publishers along with their splits -- for any given track/song/recording on your site. This metadata is still searchable, browsable, and visible to all users as it is today; we're adapting it to be more closely aligned with the PRO standard for Interested Parties that will help you save time, cut down on discrepancies, ensure that your data is displayed more consistently & accurately on cue sheets, and help you get paid.
This migration will require a bit of effort on your part but with some simple spreadsheet work the exercise should be painless. Also, we're here to help. If you don't see yourself getting to this migration task by early October then just shoot Jarrett an email and we can work on one of a couple of ways to help you out depending on the size and state of your existing Composer and Publishing metadata.
» What Are Interested Parties?
For those of you who don't use this terminology regularly, Interested Parties are the Writers and Publishers who own all or a % of the rights on a registered piece of music. Interested Parties consist of the "Writer's Share" and the "Publisher's Share". The "Writer's Share" can be allocated to one or more parties; the "Publisher's Share" can also be allocated to one or more parties. So, 100% of the Writer's Share and 100% of the Publisher's is defined by a piece of music's Interested Parties -- their names, PRO affiliations, CAE/IPI numbers, and the % of the rights they own.
» Identify Your SA Detect Watermarks at SourceAudioDetect.com
With over 1 million songs watermarked less than two weeks after launch, SourceAudio Detect is off to a fast start. We now would like to invite you to try our new watermark detection and audio identification tool at SourceAudioDetect.com.
This new tool allows you to upload media files or paste links to streaming files to identify any watermarks and reveal the audio's corresponding track titles and licensor information. The new tool works with:
- Any audio file
- Any video file
- YouTube URLs
- SoundCloud URLs
Multiple watermarks can be detected in the same clip so SourceAudio Detect Watermark Detection Tool!
Q: I just pasted a YouTube link to an old video containing one of my songs and I didn't get a detection. How come?
A: The one downside to watermarking is that you can't go back in time. Watermark detections are proven to be more accurate than fingerprinting detections so get your music watermarked immediately and get the new versions of your files into your clients' hands!
Q: I want to download my entire catalog and deliver it to my clients on a drive. How do I do that?
A: Use the File Delivery tool built right into the Admin Panel on your site to deliver your entire watermarked catalog to anyone. If you're attempting to use File Delivery in your Admin panel to download an extremely large catalog and are having trouble, please contact Jarrett Santarsiero and he can set you up with credentials to login and download your watermarked files using an FTP client such as FileZilla.
» What's Next?
The Broadcast Monitoring Network: Once fully launched, our monitoring network will be detecting watermarks in 150+ channels nationwide. We've made great progress on the network and are already monitoring a select number of channels. Get your watermarked files distributed now to take advantage of this new low-cost, highly accurate broadcast performance monitoring network!
Automated Cue Sheets: We’re working on automated cue sheets based off of detections, schedule/programming data, promo/commercial data, and the corresponding metadata on your site that is associated to the detections in a broadcast. Stay tuned for more details as this gets closer to launch -- it's going to be huge advancement in cue sheets, a real time saver, and a more effective & accurate way to be sure your performances get reported.
That's it for now...much more to share with you soon!