New Publishing Features: Control, automate and easily review work registrations
In the complex world of music publishing, staying ahead of the curve (pun intended) is a necessity. As the landscape evolves, so do the needs of music publishers. That's why we're thrilled to introduce a game-changing update to our software, created to empower music publishers and streamline their workflow.
We understand the challenges that publishers face on a daily basis, especially when it comes to managing their catalogue and getting it registered with all the relevant parties. Our commitment to simplifying complex processes and enhancing productivity has led us to develop a set of new features that allow Curve's publishing clients to automate their registration process and have improved control and visibility over their catalogue's registration status.
Our new Deliveries feature set: control, automate and review your work registrations
Our new features give the publisher control over their catalogue's registration statuses: works can be given statuses to allow them to be picked up in Deliveries, or put on hold. It's possible to assign statuses on a partner level as well: if a work can be sent to most partners but should be put on hold for one of them, you can set this up. It's now also possible to manually mark works as Delivered or Accepted. By working with these different statuses on different levels, publishers are in control over which work gets sent where, and when.
We have introduced new Smart Filters in our Deliveries area, which can pick up new works, amended works and manually queued works without needing any manual filter. This filter is a great option to use if you send works for registration regularly, and want to send any new and updated works automatically.
Speaking of automatically sending works: our Delivery Schedules allow users to automate their registrations by setting up schedules that send works for registration at regular intervals. No need to create manual deliveries at the end of the month anymore: simply set up a schedule, review the schedule before it gets sent out, and let Curve send the works to your partners for you!
Our new Delivery Statuses page makes it possible to review the status of a catalogue on a partner level: filter for a partner and the desired status you want to review, and see all the Works that are assigned that status. You can also see when the work was first sent, last sent and last acknowledged, making it easier to keep an eye on the status of your registrations at your societies. This new page will make reviewing rejected works a lot easier: all your rejected works for a partner are visible in one place, ready to be reviewed and fixed.
We believe these new features give publishers an expansive toolset to control, automate and easily review their catalogue registrations, saving time and effort along the way!
New and improved Mapping tools
Sending works is important, but so is making sure royalties are linked to the correct work when they come in! We have made improvements to our existing Unmapped Page, rolling up works that need to be mapped into one line, improving the data available to reference when mapping, and displaying the value of the unmapped royalties. This will enable publishers to prioritise their workflow accordingly to make sure they focus their efforts on high value works first. As there are now fewer lines to map, this should save time as well!
We have introduced a new page on the Mapping Manager, where works can be mapped or created directly from the income file. Either map the unmapped lines in your income file to an existing work, or create new works from the Mapping Manager and map them to the income right away. This allows you to clear all your invalid lines right away, straight from the Mapping Manager.
We know that Curve needs to be more than our name suggests: not just a royalty platform, but a catalogue management tool as well. These new features build upon our earlier efforts to achieve that, and we are keen to keep building on this to make the publishing platform even better and more comprehensive.
Our documentation on these new features can be found in our Help area. Curious what else we've improved recently? Check out our Changelog. If you're interested in learning more about Curve or getting a demo, you can reach us on email@example.com