change views for writers have four fieldsets.
Last name and
first name fields in the first, quite self-explanatory.
Only last name is required.
IPI name # and
IPI Base # in the second. If you are unfamiliar with these
identifiers, see IPI name and base numbers.
Performance Rights Society in the third. In most cases, writers are only affiliated with
performance rights societies. Depending on Settings, fields for mechanical and even sync
affiliation might be visible.
In the last group, we have three fields:
General agreementto mark that there is an original general agreement with this writer. This means that this writer must be controlled in all works.
Society-assigned agreement numberfor the original general agreement between you and this writer (required in some societies)
Publisher feeis the fee kept by the publisher when royalties are paid and distributed.
Publisher fee is not used in registrations. It is used only for
royalty statement processing.
Details are explained in that section.
The last column is both a work counter and link to the list of works by this writer.
Can be controlled column requires an explanation.
For writers who are controlled (whose works are published by you), more data is required than for those who are not. This column shows if data is sufficient for the writer to be marked as controlled.
Controlled writers without affiliation and/or IPI name number¶
In very rare cases, writers choose not to affiliate with any society and even get an IPI name number. And consequently not getting paid.
If you control such a writer, you can still enter them. If they don’t
have an IPI name number, you can enter
00000000000. If they are not
affiliated with any performance rights society, there is a
option at the bottom of the list.
This has to be manually re-entered on every save of the writer form. It is a feature, not a bug. In almost all cases, both IPI name number and PR affiliations should be entered for controlled writers. Entering edge case exceptions should not be simple.