This tool converts Electronic Batch Registration (EBR) files, plain or with custom extensions, into Common Works Registration (CWR) format. Also available as a Dropbox app.
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.
|Number of senders||Any||One||One||Any|
|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|
|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|
* 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.
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.