Musical Works: Adding, Changing and Deleting¶
The view for adding and changing works is shown in the image above. It is the most complex view in Django Music Publisher. It has several parts, so let us cover them one by one.
This part contains basic fields. Field
work ID, which is set automatically upon first save. This field is extremely important for registrations. The proper explanation is beyond the scope of this manual.
title should be obvious. Please note that the label
title is bold, representing that this field is required.
ISWC is a unique identifier assigned to works by collecting societies.
original title and
version type, with only the former being editable, are used for modifications. By filling out
original title field, the
version type will be set to
modification and a more complex set of validation rules will apply.
Please note that the difference between modifications of works in public domain and those where copyright still exists is set through
writers in work section.
Writers in Work¶
This is where you put in the information about writers (composers and lyricists) who created this musical work. At least one is required, to add more, click on
add another writer in work.
Each column is described next.
This is where you select a writer. The field is conditionally required for a controlled writer, and at least one writer must be controlled.
To add a writer, press on the green plus
+ sign next to it. A pop-up window will appear. Fill out
IPI name # and
performance rights society, and press on
save. The newly added writer will appear in this field.
There is another way to add writers, which will be covered in the writers section.
If left empty, it means that the writer is unknown. This is often used with modifications of traditional musical works.
This where you select how this writer contributed to the work. This field is required for controlled writers. Please note that at least one of the writers should be a
composer or a
composer and lyricist.
The options are
composer and lyricist for original works.
translator can only be used in modifications. For them, at least two rows are required, one being (original)
composer or a
composer and lyricist, and one being
For modifications of traditional works, set the capacity of the unknown writer to
composer and lyricist.
This is where you select whether you control the writer or not. Select it for at least one
writer in work row.
A writer can be entered in two rows, once as controlled, once as not. This allows for co-publishing deals. If there is more than one other publisher per writer, add their shares to a single row.
Society-assigned agreement number¶
In this field, society-assigned agreement numbers for specific agreements are entered. For general agreements, they are set when defining the writer. If both exist and are different, the specific one is used.
This field may be set as required for controlled writers.
This is the fee kept by the publisher when royalties are paid and distributed. This field is not used in registrations. It is used only for royalty statement processing. Most small publishers don’t use it.
It may also be set as required for controlled writers. If it is set as a part of a general agreement for the writer, it does not have to be set in
writer in work section. If it is set in both places, the one from
writer in work has precedence.
Recordings (With Recording Artists and Record Labels)¶
Since version 19.7, Django Music Publisher has full CWR 3.0 compatibility, except that id does not allow for recordings based on multiple works (medleys). This means that data about recordings is now quite complex and detailed.
Please note that, although there is a separate set of views for recordings, it is recommended to edit them here.
There are three fields in this row.
Recording title is where one enters the title of the recording. If
recording title suffix is checked, then the former field is used as a suffix to the
work title. This is a huge benefit in production music, where tehre are multiple recordings per work, usually with same suffixes, e.g. “drums”, “bed”, etc. The result is then snown in the
complete recording title field.
Same is valid for the
version title, except that the suffix is added to the
ISRC is a unique identifier, issued by record labels.
release date are quite obvious.
Note that after a succesfull save, there is a
change link in the recording header.
Alternative titles section is for alternative titles. There is no need to enter the recording or version titles from recordings section. The suffixes work the same way as for
Artists Performing Works¶
Here you list the artists who are performing the work, there is no need to repeat the artists set as
recording artist in the
This is where the work registration acknowledgements are recorded. Please note that only superusers (in the default configuration) can modify this section, as it is automatically filled out from uploaded acknowledgement files.
Saving and Deleting¶
At the bottom, there is a delete button and three save buttons. Delete is obvious. The save buttons do following:
Save and add another(when adding new work) saves the work and then opens a new, empty form for the next one.
Save as new(when editing existing work) saves this data as a new work (with a different work ID)
Save and continue editingsaves the work and then opens the same work for further editing.
SAVEsaves the work and returns to the work list view, covered next.
The combination is extremely powerful, especially when the changes between works is small, as is often the case for production music.
One enters the first work, using suffixes as much as possible, presses on
save and continue editing.
If save was succesful, then the data can be changed for the next work, and then one presses on
save as new, and this new work is saved.
The process can be repeated for all the works in the set.