Music Publishing Administration Software
Simple Catalog Management for Music Publishers
DMP is open source software for managing music metadata, registration/licencing of musical works and royalty processing. Optional professional support.
If you are a small original publisher (neither administrator nor sub-publisher), then Django Music Publisher is probably the best place to start. It is free (open-source) and can be deployed in under 5 minutes. Even if it is not the right tool for you, it has a huge educational value. It features a complex metadata model with total validation, batch registrations via CWR, data imports and exports and royalty statement processing. Optional professional support is available.
If you require more, we have a solution for catalogue management, registrations and data delivery to sub-publishers. Partial, as the main tool is plain old Excel. US PROs actually accept registrations in a format called EBR, which is just an Excel file. This format can be converted to CWR with our EBR to CWR tool. This will also work for administrators and sub-publishers. Keeping the data in Excel is far from ideal, but there is nothing out there that gives you as much freedom and, at the same time, worldwide compatibility.
The revolutionary solution
We will be releasing commercial software-as-a-service for music publishers in late 2020. It has many advanced veatures, but speed, simplicity and value for money make it revolutionary. You can follow it’s development in videos linked below, covering both business and technical aspects.
Looking for a different solution?
If neither is right for you, then finding one to match your needs might be challenging. At some point, you may choose to get a custom solution. We will be happy to create it for you. However, you probably want to explore other options first.
While this is the most informative site about catalogue software for music publishers, no third-party solutions are explicitly mentioned. In some parts of the world, like ours, it would be considered rude.