EBR to CWR Conversion Tool
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.
|Number of senders||Unlimited||One||One||Multiple|
|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|
|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|
|Acknowledgement conv. CWR to EBR||No||No||Dropbox||Dropbox|
* 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).
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.