News, Updates & Other Good Stuff

28
Sep
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September Platform Updates: Lots of Great Stuff to Take Advantage Of!

September updates at a glance: Interested Parties are the Writers and Publishers that have an ownership or royalty collection interest in any piece of music.  Our Interested Parties tool, located in your Admin Panel, has been significantly redesigned to help you comply with ASCAP, BMI and SESAC work registration requirements and to better manage your Writer and Publisher relationships. Give these new features a whirl in the "Interested Parties" section of your Admin Panel!

PRO Compliance Highlights

  • The "Split" field has been renamed to "Ownership Share". This is where you will now indicate copyright splits for each Writer and Original Publisher.
  • Publishers can be assigned Collection Shares for different territories. This is where you will now indicate collection percentages for Sub-Publishers and Administrators in their respective territories.
  • You can assign Roles to Publishers and Writers. Publisher Roles are either Original Publisher, Sub-Publisher, or Administrator; Writer Roles are either Composer, Author, Arranger, or Adaptor.
  • Writers can be linked to their corresponding Original Publishers for each track.
  • PRO Affiliations are now selected from a drop-down master list instead of just being a text box.

Writer & Publisher Relationship Management

  • You can add notes and files (ie. docs, agreements, contracts) to people and companies so you can keep all of your detailed info on your writers and publishers in one easy-to-access location. Upload files and docs to any Writer/Publisher by dragging and dropping it onto their page within the Interested Parties tool.
  • There are new fields for Interested Parties so you can add more information to each person/company. These include job title, contact info fields, and social media links. You can also add custom fields to your people/companies to track whatever we didn't think of.
  • You can add multiple addresses, emails, and phone numbers per person/company.
  • You can add people & companies to "groups", which can be emailed en masse in the email tool by typing the group name.
  • If a person/company has multiple email addresses, only the one that's starred will receive the email. We call this the "preferred" email. If the person/company only has one email address, that one is automatically preferred.
  • Importing and exporting Interested Parties supports all the new fields we added to people/companies.
  • On the track details page, you can associate people & companies with tracks by editing the Publishers and Writers fields. The interface to do so has been significantly improved. Note that only companies can be publishers and only individuals can be writers.
  • All of these new associations are exported and can be imported using the regular import/export tools. These spreadsheets can get big but it's all critical data that needs to be stored and reported so that all Interested Parties get paid on their performances!

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28
Jul
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5 Important Reasons Why We are Sunsetting the Existing Composer & Publishing Fields on SourceAudio

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.

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27
Jul
0

Try Out Our New Watermark Detection Tool Now

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» 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!

» FAQ's

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!

25
Jun
0

New: Distribute to All DSPs at No Additional Cost

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» Make More Money With Your Music

We are excited to announce our newest initiative that will give Source Audio publishers the ability to distribute their music to all the major digital retail, streaming and internet radio sites!  In partnership with DashGo, the leader in DSP distribution for production music, you will now have the opportunity to earn additional revenue from your catalog.  DashGo has years of experience in creating commercial releases from production music libraries and well-known indie labels with a specific focus on positioning and marketing tracks within the DSP's. This program has zero set-up fees and no annual subscription fees, so there is no risk, just the potential for earning more revenue from your music.

» How Do I Get Started?

Get started immediately by following these simple steps:

  1. Review and digitally sign the new agreement located in the Programs and Opportunities section of your Admin Panel.
  2. Select the tracks and albums on your SA site that you'd like to submit (non-exclusive and sub-published tracks not eligible).
  3. Your tracks are compiled and reviewed by DashGo and then directly submitted to the DSPs.

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10
Apr
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Introducing SourceAudio Detect at NAB

 

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» You're Invited...Come See Us at NAB!

Come see us in our official NAB Exhibitor Suite at the Wynn where we'll be giving demos of our newest product that will soon change broadcast monitoring as we know it: SourceAudio Detect. With SourceAudio's massive music hosting & distribution platform plus Digimarc's proprietary and industry-leading watermarking & encoding technology, we are months away from launching our new monitoring network that will provide you with accurate, instant broadcast performance reporting on programs, commercials, promos, and trailers.

» How Does SourceAudio Detect Work?

SourceAudio has partnered with Digimarc to introduce the first watermarking and monitoring network that can identify programs of all kinds and durations across 150+ national broadcast & cable channels and 100+ local broadcast stations in the Top 10 Neilsen DMAs. Here are just a few of the highlights and what you can expect from SourceAudio Detect:

  • Reporting on all broadcasts -- programs, commercials, promos, and trailers
  • The most accurate detections in as little as 1 second
  • MP3, WAV, and AIFF supported
  • Trustworthy, accurate detection of specific track titles & ownership
  • Incredibly robust & uniquely identifiable
  • Elimination of false positive detections
  • Secure, fast, global CDN delivery
  • Survives file conversions and the heaviest of mixes
  • Extremely cost efficient

» Learn More Below & We'll See You at The Wynn!

Visit our newly updated website to learn more about what SourceAudio Detect can do for you. Follow the link below to schedule a demo with one of our team members and apply to be part of our free 6 month beta period!

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