LONDON (CelebrityAccess) – London-based Backbeat Solutions, a provider of royalty software to the music industry, has launched a special Common Works Registration (CWR) file creation service specifically aimed at Production Music Libraries and designed to enable them to register large catalogs of songs with PROs.
Utilizing the Backbeat system enables companies to output CWR files to many societies as often as they choose and then subsequently process the ensuing royalties for onward distribution to local writers and international publishers.
Chris Chambers, CEO of Backbeat explained: “This is a facility that we are able to offer using our existing software, but for specific instances where a library may have an urgent need to very quickly register large volumes of works but without wanting to deploy the software itself.
“As long as the library can deliver the metadata of the tracks in a spreadsheet format then we will be able to return a CWR file for onward registration with a specific society. If a library subsequently chooses to deploy the full software package then any costs so far incurred through the CWR service are deducted from the annual software fee.”
Backbeat currently maintains a list of some 40 clients including Hal Leonard Europe, Altafonte Music Publishing, the Music Sales Group, Motus, Tru-Thoughts Recordings and most recently Machiavelli Music.
The new service is priced at 100 EUR for 1,000 tracks.