News, Updates & Other Good Stuff

5
Jun
0

SourceAudio Redesign

We're releasing a redesign of the SourceAudio platform in a few weeks and we're giving all admins access to our beta so you can see all the improvements we've made before it goes live. The new design is faster, more modern, more secure, and we think you're going to love it!

As with the current design, you can modify the colors and branding in the redesign, so please take this chance to adjust your site's appearance. When the redesign goes live, any changes you made in beta will carry over automatically!

Please note though, the appearance editor is the only section where changes will not affect your current site. Other sections will affect both the redesigned and current versions so use caution to avoid complications. Feel free to poke around though to check out how things will look and work!

To make your exploration easier, we've added a button at the bottom of your current site that takes you to a comparable page in the redesigned version. Only admins can see this button so you needn't worry about end users wandering over. However, links you share to the redesigned version of your site and emails you send using it will contain active links to the updated design and any recipients will end up on the new version. You're welcome to share it as much as you wish but please be aware that you are doing so. Links shared to the current version of the site will continue to go to that version during the beta period. Once the redesign is live, all links will go there automatically.

One other thing to note is that all URLs on the platform use SSL (HTTPS) in this redesign to ensure all your data is kept safe. The old, confusing bifurcation between "Normal Mode" and "Secure (Edit) Mode" will be gone and everything will be secure. Any old, unsecured URLs will forward to secure ones automatically, so any bookmarks will continue to work, and if you're interested in your site's SSO, you'll be happy to note that Google ranks sites more highly that use SSL, so you might receive a nice bump in search results.

We plan to have this redesign beta until at least June 14, 2017 and towards the end of that period, we'll reach back out with an updated schedule.

Please let us know if you have any questions. We look forward to your feedback!

Thanks
- The SourceAudio Team

1
Mar
0

Let SourceAudio Help You Collect Your Portion of Unpaid Millions Owed to Music Creators and Publishers

YouTube recently reached an agreement with the Music Publishing community to pay out millions of dollars in royalties (Content ID money) it has accrued for compositions that it has not been able to identify due to missing copyright ownership information. These royalties were generated between August 1, 2012 and December 31, 2015 from views of YouTube videos in the US.

To help get this money into the right hands, YouTube launched an "Escrow Royalty Liquidation" program via an opt-in legal agreement.  Authorized entities will have from March 1, 2017 until May 31, 2017 to find their compositions and enter the missing information.  If a composition has earned escrow royalties, but no data is provided to YouTube before May 31, 2017, then that money will be paid out to participating entities based on their YouTube "market share" percentage.

» Don't Miss Out on this Significant Opportunity!

The opt-in window expired yesterday, but we as an authorized Content ID Administrator can still help you claim your share! Getting started is incredibly simple:

  • Review and digitally sign the YouTube Content ID agreement located in the Programs & Opportunities section of your site Admin Panel.
  • Identify the tracks, albums, and/or labels you want to monetize via your SA site.  No extra uploading or metadata submissions needed. Exclusive YouTube Content ID rights on music claimed is required.
  • Tracks are reviewed and compiled by SourceAudio and then directly ingested into the YouTube Content ID system.

The deadline for getting in on this opportunity and rightfully claiming any unpaid revenue that could be sitting in escrow is March 31, 2017. As an incentive to make your move now, we are lowering our rev share admin fee by 5% to any new SourceAudio Content ID clients who jump on board now. We already offer the best standard splits in the space and we're dropping them even more to help you capture more revenue than ever before!

Contact your SourceAudio representative today with any questions!

15
Nov
0

Introducing the New Sync Management Tool in Your Admin Panel

» Introducing the New "Sync Management Tool" in your Admin Panel

If you make your catalogs, labels, and metadata available on buyer sites, network sites, sub-publisher sites, or any other SourceAudio site that aggregates your music alongside other publishers -- as the majority of SourceAudio users do -- this new tool is for you. A frequent requirement of SourceAudio's syncing capabilities is the need to take down music from specific sites, and to do so quickly. The new "Sync Management Tool" allows you to disable the visibility of your music on a site-by-site basis without relying upon us to handle it for you.

 

» Where Is It and How Does It Work?

In your Admin Panel go to the left "Buyers & Requests" tab. Then, click on the "Syncing" tab to the far right. Once you're here you'll see your catalogs listed in the left panel. Drill down from left to right to display your labels and the sites they appear on. Use the checkboxes listed next to each site in the far right panel to remove a specific label from that specific site. When a label is synced to a site any new music you add to it will instantly appear on that receiving site. Same with labels -- any new label you add to a synced catalog will instantly appear on the receiving sites it is synced to. To remove new labels from any site just use the syncing tool to uncheck the box(es) of the sites you wish to remove it from and you're set. New catalogs will not be automatically synced to any sites -- please contact us to set up new catalogs and syncs for you.
If you have any questions feel free to contact Dan Korobkin at dan@sourceaudio.com anytime.

28
Jul
0

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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11
Feb
0

Listen: Dan Korobkin Breaks Down SourceAudio and the Music Licensing Business on ExpandMusic with Noel Webb

SourceAudio's very own Dan Korobkin joined Noel Webb on ExpandMusic with Noel Webb to talk SourceAudio and Music Licensing.  Listen to Dan and Noel as they take a deep dive into the evolution of the music licensing business and how SourceAudio is stepping up to meet the growing needs of music buyers and sellers.

 

 

Be sure to listen to the show at ExpandMusic with Noel Webb .  For more information on SourceAudio, please visit us at www.sourceaudio.com

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