EBR to CWR Conversion Tool

Introduction

Publishers, who submit musical work registrations to ASCAP, BMI or SOCAN in the EBR format, often keep their data in Excel files, or in a FileMaker / Access database and usually have no way to create CWR, which is:

  • best way for batch registrations at MROs
  • the best, often only, way to deliver data to sub-publishers
  • the only format for batch work registration in most societies outside US and Canada

Official EBR templates cannot contain data about mechanical and synchronization rights, but in most cases, mechanical and synchronization shares can be calculated from performing shares, if usual writer/publisher splits are used. However, for direct delivery to societies outside the US/Canada, additional data is required.

This unique tool converts EBR, plain or with custom extensions, into CWR.

Comparison Table

VERSION STANDARD FULL PLUS MULTI
Pricing
Yearly subscription FREE €400 €800 €1200-€2000
Overview
EBR template Standard Full Custom Custom
Number of senders Unlimited One One Multiple
Interface Web Web/Dropbox Web/Dropbox Web/Dropbox
Support None User* User/Developer* User/Developer*
Receiver compatibility
MROs Yes Yes Yes Yes
Sub-publishers Yes Yes Yes Yes
Foreign societies No No Yes Yes
Input options
Fix bad data Always Optional Optional Opt. per sender
Calculate mech. and sync. shares Always** Optional** Optional Opt. per sender
Advanced territory features No No Yes Yes
Output options
Detailed error reporting No Dropbox Dropbox Dropbox
Partial exports from good data No Dropbox Dropbox Dropbox
EBR Files with unconverted data No Dropbox Dropbox Dropbox
Acknowledgements
Acknowledgement conv. CWR to EBR No No Dropbox Dropbox
Pricing
Yearly subscription FREE €400 €800 €1200-€2000

* User support includes the documentation and support by e-mail and covers the using of the tool. Development support includes limited help on exporting the data from client’s database into EBR format.

** Mechanical and synchronization shares are assigned to all publishers as twice the value of their respective performing share. If the contract between any original publisher and any writer does not conform to this formula, then this version should not be used.

Test Files and Data

If you would like to test this tool, because you already have the data in Excel spreadsheets or a FileMaker / Access database, but you don’t have any EBR files, please use this XLSX file or this XLS file. Both contain randomly generated data.

If you dont know what to put in other fields, for Sender Name, use only letters (e.g. TEST PUBLISHER), for Sender IPI Name # use 199, for Sender Code use any three letters (e.g. TST).

DISCLAIMER

THIS TOOL IS PROVIDED AS IS WITH ABSOLUTELY NO GUARANTEES. WE PROVIDE NO SUPPORT FOR THIS TOOL. WE DO NOT SAVE YOUR DATA IN ANY WAY. WE PROCESS IT ‘ON-THE-FLY’ FROM MEMORY.

EBR to CWR Conversion — Standard
The name of the publisher sending the file.
IPI name number of the publisher sending the file.
2 or 3-digit code of the publisher sending the file.
File
Choose EBR file for conversion.
Start with 1 and increase for each subsequent file.