Development Roadmap for Django Music Publisher
Django Music Publisher has a narrow focus. It covers the needs of most writers who are also original publishers of their own musical works, regardless if they are the only author or not. It also covers the needs of some original publishers who publish multiple writers. And there is no plan to change the focus.
Some things never change
Django Music Publisher supports just one publisher per installation. No data on other publishers (publishers for non-controlled writers) can be entered. This will not change.
Administration, Co-Publishing and Sub-Publishing
Django Music Publisher only supports one original publisher per controlled writer and does not take data about administrators or sub-publishers, nor any territory-related data. None of it is on the roadmap for Django Music Publisher.
Co-publishing deals are still possible, though each publisher has to manage their own data. Consult the manual for details.
And some things do change
2018 releases were primarily about data for CWR registrations, but also about setting up and documenting the development process, and simplifying deployment.
In 2019, internal data validation, CWR generation, and complete test coverage were added, as well as experimental CWR 3.0 support.
With the 2020 version, the deployment to the free Heroku tier can be performed with no technical skills. Installing upgrades and security/bug fixes requires technical skills. There is currently no way to make this process simpler.
We provide that as affordable service, together with user support.