Stripe Choices


An update to both Zinfonia and in© over the weekend gives all our publisher partners that use Stripe to collect fees and charges a huge selection of funds for your payments beyond just the credit card.

In Stripe, if you go to the Payment methods section of the Settings dialog or click here: after first selecting Zinfonia or in© from the Select your platform dropdown, you can turn on and off a myriad of payments types which are popular in various countries around the globe. When selected, the payment types you select will automatically appear as an option in your customer’s checkout based upon their country and currency (Stripe automatically selects what is available and what is not).

You can preview the selections using the Preview tab to see how your choices will look on both mobile and desktop. Note: Credit Cards (which cannot be turned off), Google Pay and Apple Pay are the only payment services that are enabled by default.

Some payment services require additional steps to be enabled, and some payment types, particularly Direct Debit types have a built in delay of some days before the funds are available to Stripe and you.

Important note: Zinfonia will mark a transaction as PAID as soon as the customer has completed their side of the transaction whatever payment type is selected, but in© will hold a copyright request as pending until the payment is received by Stripe. If you are allowing indirect payment types in Zinfonia such as Direct Debit, we recommend you institute some method of holding a transaction until those funds are received into your bank.

We have not been able to test all of these payment types and so please let is know if you, or your customers have any issues with these new options.

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HLMSW Invoice Due Date

In HLMSW, the Invoice Due date field is populated by a set of rules that can use EITHER the same day, week or month before or after the Date Sent, First Performance Date or Last Performance Date (the rules for which are set in HLMSW Configuration Editor under the Edit Invoice/Credit Defaults section for the primary company, or under the individual company settings for multi company setups).

In the current build of HLMSW (Build we have improved the way this works so that any changes to the source date will be reflected in the invoice due date automatically (this was not the case previously).

There may be some occasions though when you do NOT want this behaviour to occur, most commonly when you are working with transactions which are have no send by or performance dates (when the invoice due day is set to the same day the transaction is created). If you enter ANY other date in this field, then a little lock symbol will be displayed which means that the Invoice Due date is LOCKED and any other changes will not alter this date.

To remove this lock, all you need to do is either clear the date completely, or click on the lock itself and it will return to the system calculated due date.

Mandatory Email Addresses

This current build also has greater control for some delivery and accounting systems where an email address is mandatory, with a new option to force all accounts and invoice to include an email address now available.

Contact BTMI to arrange an upgrade.

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Zinfonia 2021 Review

Most Requested works in 2021

  • Arturo Márquez Danzon No. 2 (Peermusic Classical) attach
  • Pyotr Tchaikovsky Nutcracker Suite, for Orchestra arr Ellington/Strayhorn/Tyzik (Tempo Music) attach
  • Florence Price Symphony No. 1 in e minor (G. Schirmer) attach
  • Aaron Copland Appalachian Spring. Suite [Chamber Version] (Boosey & Hawkes) attach
  • Aaron Copland Appalachian Spring. Suite [Orchestral Version] (Boosey & Hawkes) attach
  • William Grant Still Afro-American Symphony (Novello & Co) attach
  • Samuel Barber Concerto for Violin and Orchestra (G. Schirmer) attach
  • Igor Stravinsky Pulcinella. Suite (Boosey & Hawkes) attach
  • Joan Tower Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman, No. 1 (Associated Music Publishers) attach
  • Max Richter Four Seasons Recomposed, The (Chester Music) attach
  • Modest Mussorgsky Pictures at an Exhibition; arr. [Ravel] (Boosey & Hawkes) attach
  • Leonard Bernstein West Side Story. Symphonic Dances (Boosey & Hawkes) attach
  • Florence Price Piano Concerto in One Movement (G. Schirmer) attach
  • Joaquín Rodrigo Concierto de Aranjuez (Schott Music Mainz/Ediciones Joaquín Rodrigo) attach
  • Ástor Piazzolla Cuatro Estaciones Portenas; arr. [Violin & Str] (Faber Music/Warner Chappell) attach
  • Maurice Ravel Concerto en Sol (Editions Durand) attach
  • Erich Wolfgang Korngold Konzert D-Dur (Schott Music) attach
  • Aaron Copland Appalachian Spring. Ballet [13 Instruments] (Boosey & Hawkes) attach
  • Sergey Rachmaninov Symphonic Dances [Full Orchestra] (Boosey & Hawkes) attach
  • Lili Boulanger D’un matin de printemps (Editions Durand) attach
  • Sergey Rachmaninov Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini (Boosey & Hawkes) attach
  • Howard Blake Snowman (Concert Version), The (Chester Music) attach
  • Alberto Ginastera Variaciones concertantes (Boosey & Hawkes) attach
  • Zoltán Kodály Tänze aus Galanta (Universal Edition) attach
  • Alberto Ginastera Estancia. Dances (Boosey & Hawkes) attach
  • Florence Price Symphony No. 3 in c minor (G. Schirmer) attach
  • Aaron Copland Clarinet Concerto [Standard Version] (Boosey & Hawkes) attach
  • José Pablo Moncayo Huapango (Peermusic Classical) attach
  • Carl Orff Carmina Burana (Schott Music) attach
  • Igor Stravinsky Soldier’s Tale (L’Histoire du Soldat), The (Chester Music) attach
  • Gabriela Lena Frank Leyendas: An Andean Walkabout (G. Schirmer) attach
  • Mack Wilberg The First Nowell [Index No. 269] (Oxford University Press) attach
  • Maurice Ravel Boléro (Editions Durand) attach
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams Lark Ascending [full version], The (Oxford University Press) attach
  • Arvo Pärt Cantus in Memory of Benjamin Britten (Universal Edition) attach
  • Ástor Piazzolla The Four Seasons in Buenos Aires (Warner Chappell) attach
  • Arturo Márquez Conga del Fuego Nuevo (Peermusic Classical) attach
  • Leonard Bernstein Candide. Overture [Standard Concert Version] (Boosey & Hawkes) attach
  • William Dawson Negro Folk Symphony (Shawnee Press) attach
  • Benjamin Britten Four Sea Interludes (Boosey & Hawkes) attach
  • Florence Price Ethiopia’s Shadow in America (G. Schirmer) attach
  • Florence Price Andante moderato (for string orchestra) (G. Schirmer) attach
  • Igor Stravinsky Symphonies of Wind Instruments [Revised 1947] (Boosey & Hawkes) attach
  • Sergey Prokofiev Classical Symphony (Boosey & Hawkes) attach
  • Sergey Prokofiev Violin Concerto No.2 in G minor (Boosey & Hawkes) attach
  • Béla Bartók Concerto for Orchestra (Boosey & Hawkes) attach
  • Gabriela Lena Frank Three Latin-American Dances for Orchestra (G. Schirmer) attach
  • Igor Stravinsky Concerto in E-flat (G. Schirmer) attach
  • Igor Stravinsky Concerto en mib (Schott Music) attach
  • John Rutter Requiem [ensemble version] (Oxford University Press) attach
  • Benjamin Britten Les Illuminations (Boosey & Hawkes) attach
  • Benjamin Britten The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra (Boosey & Hawkes) attach
  • Samuel Barber Knoxville, Summer of 1915, Op. 24 (G. Schirmer) attach
  • Grazyna Bacewicz Koncert na orkiestrę smyczkową (PWM Edition) attach
  • Igor Stravinsky Petrushka [Revised] (Boosey & Hawkes) attach
  • Richard Strauss Der Rosenkavalier. Suite (Boosey & Hawkes) attach
  • Fanny Hensel Overture in C Major (Carl Fischer Music) attach
  • Aaron Copland Lincoln Portrait (Boosey & Hawkes) attach
  • Dmitri Shostakovich Chamber Symphony, Op. 110a (Sikorski/G.Schimer) attach
  • Leonard Bernstein On the Town. 3 Dance Episodes (Boosey & Hawkes) attach
  • Richard Strauss Four Last Songs (Boosey & Hawkes) attach
  • Benjamin Britten Simple Symphony (Chester Music) attach
  • Darius Milhaud Création Du Monde (La) (Eschig) attach
  • George Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue (Gershwin Music) attach
  • Adolphus Hailstork Fanfare on Amazing Grace (Theodore Presser Company) attach
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams Symphony No.5 in D Major (Oxford University Press) attach
  • Mack Wilberg Joy to the World [orch] [Index No. 273] (Oxford University Press) attach
  • Mack Wilberg O Come, All Ye Faithful [index no. 291] (Oxford University Press) attach
  • Richard Strauss Metamorphosen [23 Strings] (Boosey & Hawkes) attach
  • Arvo Pärt Fratres (Universal Edition) attach
  • Grazyna Bacewicz Uwertura (PWM Edition) attach
  • Gustav Mahler 4. Symphonie (Universal Edition) attach
  • Nigel Hess Christmas Overture, A (Faber Music) attach
  • John Rutter Twelve Days of Christmas CC2 [orch][Index 107] (Oxford University Press) attach
  • Anna Clyne This Midnight Hour (Boosey & Hawkes) attach
  • Igor Stravinsky Concerto in D (Boosey & Hawkes) attach
  • Paul Hindemith Symphonic Metamorphosis (Schott Music) attach
  • Dmitri Shostakovich Symphony No. 5 in D minor, Op. 47 (Dmitri Shostakovich Estate) attach
  • Missy Mazzoli Sinfonia (for Orbiting Spheres) for Orchestra (G. Schirmer) attach
  • Samuel Coleridge-Taylor Hiawatha Overture (Novello & Co) attach
  • Sergey Prokofiev Violin Concerto No.1 in D (Boosey & Hawkes) attach
  • Aaron Copland Billy the Kid. Suite (Boosey & Hawkes) attach
  • Francis Poulenc Concerto en sol mineur (Salabert) attach
  • Francis Poulenc Sinfonietta (Chester Music) attach
  • Gabriela Lena Frank Elegía Andina (G. Schirmer) attach
  • György Ligeti Concert Românesc (Schott Music) attach
  • Jean Sibelius Symphony No. 5 (Edition Wilhelm Hansen) attach
  • John Adams Shaker Loops, for Strings (Associated Music Publishers) attach
  • Leonard Bernstein West Side Story. Mambo (Concert Ending) (Boosey & Hawkes) attach
  • Sergey Prokofiev Piano Concerto No.3 in C major (Boosey & Hawkes) attach
  • Alberto Ginastera Estancia. Malambo (Boosey & Hawkes) attach
  • Dmitri Shostakovich Piano Concerto No.2 in F major (Vaap) attach
  • Francis Poulenc Gloria (Salabert) attach
  • John Rutter Gloria [full orchestra version] (Oxford University Press) attach
  • Adolphus Hailstork An American Fanfare (Theodore Presser Company) attach
  • Arnold Schönberg Verklärte Nacht (Universal Edition) attach
  • David Willcocks O Come, all ye Faithful [orch][Index no. 62] (Oxford University Press) attach
  • Igor Stravinsky Apollon musagète [Revised] (Boosey & Hawkes) attach
  • Jacques Ibert Flute Concerto (Éditions Alphonse Leduc) attach
  • Jean Sibelius Violin-Konzert d-Moll (Robert Lienau Musikverlag) attach

Most Requested Composers in 2021

  • Aaron Copland attach
  • Florence Price attach
  • Leonard Bernstein attach
  • John Rutter attach
  • Mack Wilberg attach
  • Igor Stravinsky attach
  • George Gershwin attach
  • Benjamin Britten attach
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams attach
  • Sergey Prokofiev attach
  • Dmitri Shostakovich attach
  • Gustav Mahler attach
  • Richard Strauss attach
  • Samuel Barber attach
  • Arturo Márquez attach
  • Maurice Ravel attach
  • Igor Stravinsky attach
  • Sergey Rachmaninov attach
  • Alberto Ginastera attach
  • Erich Wolfgang Korngold attach

Zinfonia Composers who died in 2021

Carlisle Floyd © Jim Caldwell
Louis Andriessen © Marco Borggreve
Mikis Theodorakis
Joanna Bruzdowicz
  • Sydney Hodkinson (17.i.1934—10.i.2021) attach
  • Josep Mestres Quadreny (4.iii.1929—18.i.2021) attach
  • Pavel Blatný (14.ix.1931—20.i.2021) attach
  • Chick Corea (—9.ii.2021) attach
  • Richard Shephard (20.iii.1949—20.ii.2021) attach
  • Martin Boykan (12.iv.1931—6.iii.2021) attach
  • Julien-François Zbinden (11.xi.1917—8.iii.2021) attach
  • Antón García Abril (19.v.1933—17.iii.2021) attach
  • Rudolf Kelterborn (3.ix.1931—24.iii.2021) attach
  • Richard Stoker (8.xi.1938—24.iii.2021) attach
  • Simon Bainbridge (30.viii.1952—2.iv.2021) attach
  • Wayne Peterson (3.ix.1927—7.iv.2021) attach
  • Jim Steinman (1.xi.1947—19.iv.2021) attach
  • James Primosch (29.x.1956—26.iv.2021) attach
  • Anthony Payne (2.viii.1936—30.iv.2021) attach
  • Joel Chadabe (12.xii.1938—2.v.2021) attach
  • Vanraj Bhatia (31.v.1927—7.v.2021) attach
  • Ester Mägi (10.i.1922—14.v.2021) attach
  • Franco Battiato (23.iii.1945—18.v.2021) attach
  • Cristóbal Halffter (24.iii.1930—23.v.2021) attach
  • Jay Sydeman (8.v.1928—27.v.2021) attach
  • Gwyn Arch (4.v.1931— attach
  • Frederic Rzewski (13.iv.1938— attach
  • Jon Hassell (22.iii.1937— attach
  • Louis Andriessen (—1.vii.2021) attach
  • Thomas Rajna (21.xii.1928—16.vii.2021) attach
  • Dolores Claman (6.vii.1927—17.vii.2021) attach
  • Stephen Dembski (13.xii.1949—14.viii.2021) attach
  • Hugh Wood (—14.viii.2021) attach
  • R Murray Schafer (18.vii.1933—14.viii.2021) attach
  • Siegfried Matthus (13.iv.1934—27.viii.2021) attach
  • Mikis Theodorakis (29.vii.1925—2.ix.2021) attach
  • Sylvano Bussotti (1.x.1931—19.ix.2021) attach
  • Carlisle Floyd (—30.ix.2021) attach
  • Koichi Sugiyama (11.iv.1931—30.ix.2021) attach
  • Luís de Pablo (28.i.1930—10.x.2021) attach
  • Leslie Bricusse (29.i.1931—19.x.2021) attach
  • Udo Zimmermann (6.x.1943—22.x.2021) attach
  • Joanna Bruzdowicz (17.v.1943—3.xi.2021) attach
  • Mario Lavista (3.iv.1943—4.xi.2021) attach
  • Gordon Crosse (1.xii.1937—21.xi.2021) attach
  • Stephen Sondheim (22.iii.1930—26.xi.2021) attach
  • Jürg Wyttenbach (2.xii.1935—22.xii.2021) attach
  • Conny Conrad (11.ix.1958 — 28.xii.2021) attach

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HLMSW Roadmap

As indicated last year, we are actively planning the future of HLMSW which will be depreciated within the next five years in favour of the soon-to-be launched music publishing platform Chordata.

In 2022 HLMSW will be twenty years old – a remarkable age for any software. Over the intervening decades, the system has grown and changed along with the needs of our customers but there are some ongoing challenges that cannot be resolved through updates alone. In particular while the centralised Windows/SQL architecture has served us well, the new paradigm of a decentralised workforce accessing larger distribution centres is challenging for HLMSW administrators everywhere.

When I first saw Chordata, I knew that this is the future. Chordata is the first tool I have seen that manages to resolve the complicated relationship between all forms of publications, the authors and benefactors, and the distribution channels they feed. All of this served in a efficient but elegant web interface that has been created by an amazing team of engineers that understand how music publishing actually works.

Chordata and BTMI have been working closely for a while now, and this relationship will become stronger as we work to integrate our IP and knowledge to create a partnership that will serve music publishing for decades to come.

HLMSW and Chordata together

While hire/rental functionality will be not be included in the package on release, Chordata can directly manage the titles in your HLMSW automatically (so that you will only have one source of composer and title information). HLMSW will continue as the primary tool for managing hire/rental transactions during this time, but will be included as part of the Chordata offering or as a stand-alone package.

Development of the rental functionality will commence after the launch of Chordata 2.0 in 2022 so that this it is ready for preview in 2023.

Of course, as part of the process we will provide resources to make the move from HLMSW to Chordata as easy as possible. When this happens, your team will enjoy some of the immediate benefits that Chordata will bring to your operation including:

  • State-of-the-art centralised management of all aspects of your operation
  • Elegant web-based interface accessible from anywhere
  • Simple access to all current and future distribution channels – sales, rental, web, digital
  • A comprehensive API (Application Programming Interface) that ensures that Chordata will be able to feed all other platforms both internal and external.

In addition to HLMSW, Chordata will be closely aligned with our other offerings such as Zinfonia, in© and the UIC for the best experience for you and your customers.

HLMSW Roadmap to Chordata

Below is the provisional roadmap for HLMSW’s integration into Chordata.

2022 – Chordata 2 .0 released

  • Copyright Management
  • Digital Assets Management
  • Musical Data Management
  • Contact Management
  • Product Data Management
  • Royalties
  • Chordata API for 3rd-party integrations to ERPs and Digital Platforms published

April 2023 – Rental Processing added

  • The ability manage rental functionality incorporated directly in Chordata, along with migration tools to move from HLMSW to Chordata

January 2025 – HLMSW development ceases

  • HLMSW will continue to provide maintenance releases for any problems for as long as maintenance agreements are in place, but development of new functionality will cease at this time.

We will of course keep you all up to date throughout this exciting journey here.

Stay tuned for more!

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Introducing the MQR

One strange by-product of the global pandemic is that QR Codes are now ubiquitous – something I am very happy about because I love the way this technology is able to link printed material with all that the internet has to offer.

In the educational music publishing sphere, the inclusion of external resources (like audio and video) are a key component of most printed publications. These assets were usually bundled in the form of a cassette, CD or DVD on the cover, but in recent times where fewer and fewer people have access to media readers, publishers have been forced to pursue different distribution channels.

Using a QR Code on sheet music to connect the printed material with the online media is already quite common, and now we have the added benefit that the vast majority of the general public are trained in their use.

There is though a unique challenge in this application of the technology because QRs for the most part are disposable and designed for short term use. When a QR Code is included on a piece of sheet music, it must work for as long as the music in circulation, which can be for decades to come.

404 Not Found

I am sure you know with your own websites that occasionally, it is necessary to change where links are pointing to, especially if the assets are located on a domain you do not control. When a link cannot be resolved, the user gets a somewhat unhelpful 404 Not Found message that leads nowhere. Ideally the QR Code should take a user to somewhere that never changes and redirect them to a location that you have complete control.

A long way home

Another challenge with QR Codes is that the destination link can be fantastically complicated – much too long to type or share without access to copy and paste. The solution to this conundrum is usually to use what is known as a link-shortening service – a website that takes a long URL and transforms it so something a lot smaller (sites like Facebook, YouTube and Twitter do this automatically). While there are literally thousands of websites that provide these services, you should be very careful with who you choose, because once you commit to their protocol, you cannot change it. The worst-case scenario is the link-shortening service you use goes out of business and its assets are taken up by someone that points all of your links to somewhere you do not want your customers to go.

MQR to the rescue

To help publishers with these challenges, as part of the in© platform we have created a QR and link shortening service called the Music QR (or MQR for short).

Our implementation has a number of unique features including:

  • Easy management of large collections of QR codes (as codes can be saved and searched by name and in nominated groups).
  • No Limit to the number of MQRs you can create, and the links will always work (even if you stop using in©).
  • Compact QRs no matter how many characters in your destination URL. Short URLs mean smaller QR Codes and so minimal print real estate is required.
  • SVG Export for perfect reproduction at any resolution
  • Link Auditing is automatic, with regular checks of all links to make sure they are valid (and users are alerted if any links are not working)
  • Click Tracking is limited to just count the number of clicks – no other tracking of requests is performed, but you can see what impact your QR Codes have made
  • URL Updates are possible, either on individual MQRs, or via batch updates (managed by BTMI directly)
the full MQRdashboard in in©

Smarter QR Codes

In addition to these features, the MQR has some special features to provide more information about what sort of links are being offered.

above are some panels displayed the in© MQR interface

When creating a MQR, you must select the TYPE of link from the options which include special options for URLs that point to Sheet Music or Tabs, Audio or Video. The reason behind these choices is to provide more information for your customers about the assets revealed by the MQR. We are in early discussions with a number of digital platform creators who have the power to take a humble MQR and turn it into an interactive experience which I expect will one day directly connect your music to anything on the internet.

The MQR should be of interest to any publisher that uses currently QR codes or link shortening services, or have plans to do so in the future.

For publishers already registered at, you can road-test the MQR now here (or use the MQR above). If you have not yet registered on the platform, please contact me to arrange this (while in beta, in© is completely free).

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External Programs Editor

In HLMSW Build we have provided a new option to allow you to run external programs directly from HLMSW. The new Tools option is displayed on the very right side of the button bar.

Note: if this is not visible, you may need to reduce the size of the buttons via the Tool Button Width option in the Window\Display Options… menu option.

When System Administrators click on the button, they are presented with a new dialog where they can add any program and make it is easy to run directly from HLMSW.

When using this feature, it is important to remember that the application must be available to ALL users and so it should be installed on a network server, NOT you own PC (when unavailable, tools are displayed in RED).

For some specific routines you can also pass on values from HLMSW to the application as well.

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EORI Assistance

HLMSW Build 8.01 resolves a problem that has been plaguing all companies exporting packages into the European Union (especially post-Brexit). To avoid delays in customs clearance, exporters must include an Economic Operators Registration and Identification number (EORI) with their shipments.

To assist HLMSW users in this process, the Delivery Address screen now includes a new Import/Tax Code section which you can use to store EORI numbers (and other mandatory delivery codes) quickly and easily.

The new options are available here:

If you have multiple accounts for the same delivery address, you can select a previously entered code by clicking on the icon to the right of the number (the Company Name, Postal Code and Country must be the same).

When sending, the value is displayed on the consignment screen here:

and the value can be printed on forms using the DIMPORT field of the Consignment table.

For B2B orders, EORI numbers will be included with your request, and changes to Zinfonia to ask your customers for this information will be available in the coming months.

This update also includes a new feature for multi-domain HLMSW systems where you can now use different email hosts for different companies.

As this is a major upgrade, please contact us to arrange installation.

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Chordata is coming!

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.

Chordata is closely integrated in all aspects of the BTMI family including HLMSW, Zinfonia, in© and the UIC, but is also able to link directly to 3rd party systems like Newzik, forScore, and Magento for publishing direct to your website.

For more information check out

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Zinfonia Changes

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.

See for more information

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.

New Recording Information Screen

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:

Go to to view this information

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

Go to to change this

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:

Go to to view this option

Better Support for in©

in© ( is our new platform for copyright clearances, and with your in© account you can now harness all of its features directly from within Zinfonia.

To connect your Zinfonia Publisher account to in©, you must enter your Authority ID in the publisher settings option here:

Goto for this option

Contact BTMI for more information about getting an in© Authority ID. While the service is in Beta, no charges are required to access this service.

You have the option to select if your want to use the service to process Grand Right requests (ballet/opera etc) and/or Recording/Broadcast requests. When selected, as part of the order process when a customer enters an order that needs permissions for grand rights and/or recording, they will be required to enter these details directly on in© (a new request will be automatically created).

If you do not select those check boxes, then only the Request Permission option alongside the work will take them to in© where they must nominate the type of permission they want to request.

See this in Action

I will be showing all of these new options in an online session in the 2021 MOLA Conference. on Friday May 28 commencing at 10:00am EDT/15:00 BST/16:00 CEST.

Click here for details

You can also submit an order for any work published by Zinfonia to see how this works from the customer’s point of view.

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Searching Zinfonia with JSON

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.

To see it in action, click here

Access to this service requires a special token which is available, along with documentation from BTMI on request.

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