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 can not 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 US/Canada, additional data is required. Some publishers have issues with importing detailed territory data.

Our unique tool converts EBR, plain or with with custom extensions, into CWR. We provide four versions: STANDARD, FULL, PLUS and MULTI. They are based on different templates and have different features and interfaces. The Dropbox interface provides additional features. The details are in the following table, the conversion form for the free STANDARD version is at the bottom of this page, and the version for subscribers is here.

Comparison Table

VERSION STANDARD FULL PLUS MULTI
EBR template Standard Full Custom Custom
Number of senders Any One One Any
Receivers
MROs Yes Yes Yes Yes
Sub-publishers Yes Yes Yes Yes
Foreign societies No No Yes Yes
Input options
Restrict to world territory Never Optional Optional Opt. per sender
Fix bad data Always Optional Optional Opt. per sender
Calculate mechanical shares Always* Optional* Optional Opt. per sender
Calculare synchronization shares Always* Optional* Optional Opt. per sender
Interface
Web form Yes Yes Yes Yes
Dropbox App No Yes Yes Yes
Output options
Detailed error reporting No Dropbox Dropbox Dropbox
Partial exports from good data No No Dropbox Dropbox
EBR Files with unconverted data No No Dropbox Dropbox
Pricing
Yearly subscription Free €400 €800 €1200-€2000

* 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 tools can not be used, except in the PLUS/MULTI versions with custom fields.

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.