Later this year, BTMI will be offering an online platform that we believe will revolutionize music publishing.
Chordata has been created by music publishers for music publishers to provide a complete framework to tackle almost every aspect of music publishing in the 21st century.
Suitable for any size business, Chordata has a unique architecture that manages the complicated relationship between your composers, the works they create and the products you licence or distribute. In particular, the system has been created with an eye to our digital future and provides much better ways to manage all of your assets and contracts.
This week we published a major update to Zinfonia that contains a number of changes which are outlined below.
Gender-based Composer Searches
Composer records in Zinfonia now have a designation to identify composers by their gender (either male, female or non-binary) . We have gone through all of our 11k+ composers to provide this information, but we ask all publishers to make sure that we have categorised all of your composers correctly.
Better Support for Recordings/Broadcast and Streaming
In the order process, when the users are prompted to provide information about recording, broadcast and streaming details, they must now select ALL of the recording types they need permission to use.
This information is included in Zinfonia orders immediately below the performance details:
Support for Newzik and Digital Downloads
Publishers can now direct their customers to request digital materials instead of printed materials or as an adjunct to them.
For these options to be displayed, publishers must select Newzik as a delivery option or the nkoda Publisher ID in the Publisher Details screen for EACH publisher:
The details of what digital options are entered by the customer in the Performing Materials section of a Zinfonia order.
Special Newzik options
For publishers that are represented on the Newzik platform, there is a shortcut to quickly enable or disable Newzik for ALL publisher entries via the option below on the Publisher Settings page
Note: When Newzik as a delivery option is selected, a copy of the order is sent to Newzik directly.
For the customer to be presented with Newzik options, they must enter their Newzik email address in designated section the My Account details below:
A lot of work has gone into the Zinfonia search engine, and all Zinfonia publishers can now take advantage of a brand new toolkit for your public websites and internal systems that will allow you to search for 10,000 composers and more than 141,000 works effortlessly.
The new search is based on a simple REST-based protocol using the industry standard JSON for the request and response data, making it ideal for use in most modern web-based systems.
The new system is fast and very easy to use, and is designed to replace the older iframe technologies that have been used on websites by many publishers.
The changes in the EU membership has created a number of challenges for our UK users, particularly with the movement of materials between the UK and the EU. While we are working with those affected directly on solutions related to their business, we have made a few changes to HLMSW to assist all users.
EU or not EU?
With EU membership always changing, HLMSW now displays the EU button in the Account screen ONLY when the account is an EU Member. The button is GREY if no valid EU Tax ID is entered. HLMSW will maintain the EU countries for you, but this does mean you need to update your HLMSW whenever the membership changes.
EU Filters and Browses
A common requirement is the ability have browses or rules that are based on the EU status of the account. Now with the ACNTRYCODE form field, when using the IN comparison, you can select the European Union from the provided list.
There are a number of other changes to HLMSW in this version including:
Overdue Zinfonia Orders are now ONLY displayed by default to System Administrators or users with the All Companies permission (any Zinfonia order that has not been actioned within 3 days is automatically visible to all users). You can now toggle the view of any system-wide overdue orders with the new check box that always displays the number of overdue items.
*Note: Due to the Covid-19 crisis, this year’s Zinfonia statistics represent a list of works requested and not necessarily performed as the majority of all orders placed on the system were later withdrawn.
Aaron Copland Appalachian Spring. Suite [Chamber Version] (Boosey & Hawkes)
Aaron Copland Appalachian Spring. Suite [Orchestral Version] (Boosey & Hawkes)
Arturo Márquez Danzon No. 2 (Peermusic Classical)
Igor Stravinsky Pulcinella. Suite (Boosey & Hawkes)
Joan Tower Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman, No. 1 (Associated Music Publishers)
Carl Orff Carmina Burana (Schott Music)
Richard Strauss Metamorphosen [23 Strings] (Boosey & Hawkes)
Samuel Barber Concerto for Violin and Orchestra (G. Schirmer)
Modest Mussorgsky Pictures at an Exhibition; arr. [Ravel] (Boosey & Hawkes)
Leonard Bernstein West Side Story. Symphonic Dances (Boosey & Hawkes)
Florence Price Symphony No. 1 in e minor (G. Schirmer)
I was very sad to hear of the passing of David Daniels, conductor and musicologist this month.
We meet briefly at the 2017 MOLA conference in San Diego where he announced his retirement from his Orchestral Music project, a publication (and now a website) that assisted and inspired a generation of musicologists, librarians and performers. I see that the first edition of his tome was published almost 50 years ago, and its significance in those times and since cannot be understated.
His work was the gold-standard of accuracy, and his development of what I consider to be the most readable form of orchestration concatenations (2 2 2 2 – 4 3 3 1 – strings) known as the “Daniels Format” now sits deservedly at the summit of such representations.
My creation of both Zinfonia and the UIC was inspired by Daniels work, and I hope that these will compliment his contributions in the decades to come.
Thank you Dave.
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Zinfonia celebrated this week an important milestone as our number of users passed the landmark of 50k registrations. Zinfonia today hosts more than 135k titles by 10.5k composers from 250 imprints which are accessed in six languages by performers, librarians, publishers and scholars from 130 countries.
The Zinfonia team of Peter Grimshaw, Ulrich Steffen Eck and Joanne Hayley would like to take this opportunity to thank our publisher and distributor partners for their support as we strive to ensure that Zinfonia remains the primary destination for published performance materials across the globe.
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