Release Notes

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Release Notes

We're continuously making improvements and enhancements to the platform as we strive to provide the most pleasant music rights administration experience.


  • Module: Introduction Claim Rejection registration status

  • Module: Introduced Unison as a PRO selection


  • Module: Fixed Catalog Loader for Song Deletion

  • System: Moved Mechanical Only Registration to Business Plan


  • System: Enhanced system-wide handling of non-ASCII Characters


  • Module: Enhanced Logic of Mechanical Registrations

  • Module: Enhanced First Registration Feedback form


  • System: Business plan includes 1-sub catalog (More Info)

  • Module: U.S. Song Registration takes into account Mechanical Registration


  • Module: Made Sub-catalog a tab in Settings

  • Module: Display Sub-catalog full name

  • Module: Enhanced First Registration Feedback form

  • Module: Improved handling to Recording Registration for non-ascii characters


  • Module: Add Pay button next to unpaid invoices in payment history

  • System: Optimized the number of performance events in system tracking log


  • Module: Optimized DB Quries when editing songs

  • Module: Added progress indicator to Add Recording Dialog

  • Module: Had documents Tab for Release that predate feature


  • Module: Added progress indicator when uploading files to documents

  • Module: Relaxed track number validation in Release Details Form


  • Validation: Prevent IPI numbers that begin with 55 for BMI

  • Module: Enhanced Retrieving Catalog Data Performance


  • Module: Enforced label role requirement for DQI

  • Module: Improved DQI submission error handling

  • Module: Enabled Unlimited Release Artists for Catalog Management


  • Module: Optimization of retrieval of catalog data processes


  • System: Optimized search index performance enhancements

  • Module: Fixed bug preventing deletion of albums assets pre-documents (Preview)


  • Module: Fixed issue with Recording Details Pop-up losing data

  • Module: Fixed issue with Work Details not loading when multiple recordings exist


  • System: Optimized Work Details Data Changes Performance


  • System: Deployed Saving Work Performance Enhancement

  • Registrations: Introduce Audit log for Work registrations


  • Registrations: Character limit for Recording Artists on HFA Registrations

  • Registrations: Added Audit log for HFA Publisher for all new registrations

  • Registrations: Added HFA Account Number to Verify screen of registration process

  • Module: Added capability to delete folders in Documents


  • Registrations: Introduced Mechanical Only Registration (Details)

  • Module: Ability to delete folders in Documents

  • Module: Introduced HFA registration status Request Rejected


  • Module: Ability to delete individual files in Documents

  • Module: Fixed HFA Display Issue in Work Details

  • System: Increased Timeout duration to increase system stability


  • Registrations: Remove ASCII Characters from Work registrations

  • Registrations: Publisher share fix for co-publisher Work registrations


  • Registrations: Improved handling of Work Questions when Bulk Importing Work

  • Module: Change title of Bulk Import button

  • Module: Adjustment to Long-Name display

  • Module: Increased search visibility in Registration Status module

  • Module: Correct Edit Contact Lock Alignments

  • Module: Correct Lock alignments on Work Details

  • Module: Fixed Scrollbar in Registration Status module

  • System: Increase max upload limit

  • Validation: Relax ISRC Validation in Recording Details


  • System: Deployed Sub-Catalog Switcher for Business & Enterprise plans

  • Validation: Show Create Folder validation errors only after Create button click

  • Module: Enabled Documents Tab


  • System: Enhanced consistency of locks in the Contacts module

  • Module: Added Learn More to placeholder card for Document Quota

  • Registration: Fixed duration detection bug for recordings in excess of an hour


  • System: Enhanced consistency of locks within Release Details

  • System: Corrections made to signup page

  • Module: Add placeholder card in Services for Document Quota


  • System: Enhaned consistency of Locks throughout the system

  • System: Move to new AWS account for storage

  • Module: Enforcement of Plan Storage Limits


  • System: Enhancing consistency of Locks throughout the system

  • System: Replaced PdfLayer

  • Module: Edit Recording in Works Details leads to Recording Details for that Recording


  • System: Enhancing consistency of Locks throughout the system

  • Module: Implemented enhancement to Bulk Upload system


  • Module: Enhanced text presentation on registration certification screen

  • System: Lock presentation alignment

  • System: Enhanced presentation of Contact photos


  • Module: Improved presentation of filter in Registration when page optimized for mobile

  • Module: Improved handling of spaces when present in ISWC field

  • Module: Change table header in Registrations to Registration Record

  • Module: Introduced the ability to exclude ISRC validation for Work registrations

  • System: Enhnacement to presentation of Contact photos in App


  • Registration: Corrected directory ERN messages are delivered to for SoundExchange

  • System: Deployed Photo Upload Functionality


  • Registration: Enhance editing Recording in Work Registration Flow

  • Registration: Implemented 1st Registration Feedback dialog

  • Registration: Sends track version information with U.S. Recording Registrations

  • Module: Refined responsive design spacing in Contacts

  • System: Suspended Account registration buttons are disabled

  • System: Added Site Icon


  • Module: Fixed floating locks

  • Registration: Stopped sending registration data to Excatuals


  • System: Updated Scroller navigation library

  • Registration(s): Fixed sub-publisher share validation bug


  • System: Removed Contacts from application search

  • Validation: ISRC validation for only the primary recording when multiple present

  • Validation: Requires track number for release registrations


  • Registrations: Fixed bug preventing Recording Registrations from processing

  • Registrations: Work Registration flow now highlights when ISRC code is missing

  • Module: Enhanced text of contacts on Dashboard


  • System: Implemented photo size restrictions

  • System: Implemented Sub-catalog switch modal

  • Module: Activated Learn More buttons

  • Module: Removed header for bulk upload download

  • Module: Spacing enhancement for Catalog module for smaller displays

  • Module: Ability to edit contacts from Dashboard

  • Module: Fixed update unique identifiers functionality (Learn More)

  • Module: Credit Card dialog closes after credit card information updated

  • Module: Enable ability to search drop-down in credit card dialog

  • Module: Introduced ability to search within the Contacts module

  • Module: fixed typo in Work Details screen

  • Registration: Adds two leading zeros to short IPI numbers for HFA

  • Validation: Require publisher shares to be greater than 0


  • Validation: Fixed issue not allowing credit card details to be updated

  • Validation: Enforced Track # to be numerical and two digit integrate only

  • System: Linked help button to Help Center

  • System: Retitled Last Name / Alias to Performance Name / Alias

  • System: Deployed fix to address an issue when scrolling to bottom of catalogs

  • System: Contact dialog now prompts to Select Contact Type instead of Category

  • Module: Fixed typo on the question does this writer have a publisher

  • Module: Change Group Contact Company Name to be Company Name / Group

  • Module: Informs user past due amount will be charged when updating credit card

  • UI/UX: Fixed display of Summary table during ISRC registration process


  • Registrations: ISRC now reflect under Track Details during Work Registration flow

  • Registrations: Corrected Release registrations delivery issue

  • Registrations: Implemented ISRC assignment reporting to SoundExchange

  • Module: Fixed presentation of current plan and pricing to reflect annual / monthly

  • Module: Added Documents icon in Bulk Uploads for Status Report replacing hyperlink

  • UI/UX: Corrected issue with Export Catalog link overlapping on mobile devices

  • UI/UX: Corrected issue preventing expand menu bar option from showing


  • Module: Fixed suggested Contacts pick option in Add New Contact dialogs

  • Module: Corrected visual element outlining the Yes/No buttons in Work Details

  • Validation: Enhanced Recording Artist validation enforcement

  • Registration: Corrected misspelling of ISRC on Work Registration Summary screen


  • Module: Fixed issue resulting in crash when selecting Recording Artist

  • Registration: Fixed issue where HFA registrations occurred before PRO registration


  • Mobile: Fixed Export Catalog text overlapping on mobile devices

  • Mobile: Fixed drop down menu text not displaying properly

  • Mobile: Address display issues with Bulk Upload and Registration tables

  • Module: Introduce Add New Artist on Add Recording popup screen

  • Validation: Recording artist required when adding a Recording to a Work


  • Registrations: ISRC registration process now displays error messages

  • Module: Fixed issue prevent suggested contact from being able to be picked

  • System: Implemented JavaScript optimization


  • System: Removed default values from signup payment page


  • Module: Fixed In progress/Completed cursor issue

  • Module: Corrected color of My Registration results on Dashboard

  • Module: Corrected count display on Dashboard

  • Module: Fixed issue causing catalog to scroll up automatically

  • System: Change login page language to administer your rights

  • Registrations: Fixed spacing issues within registration flows


  • Module: Improved validation for physical release disc metadata

  • Registrations: Implemented communication of ISRC registration to SoundExchange

  • Registrations: Excludes disc information if no physical distribution

  • Registrations: Added TR Song Identifier to HFA email notifications

  • Registrations: Added song registration identifiers to registration complete emails

  • Contacts: Fixed bug with Pick option when system suggests a Contact

  • System: Added physical distribution question to database for Releases

  • System: Fixed issue causing password reset button to not function

  • System: Fixed issue preventing new account signups on MacOS Safari


  • Contacts: Resolved issue preventing Contacts module from loading

  • Module: Repositioned disc count and disc number fields


  • Registration: Enhanced Release registration summary for Meta data

  • Validation: Enhanced validation regarding physically distributed disc information

  • Billing: Fixed payment history information not displaying


  • System: Deployed NewUI


  • Registrations: Enhancement to HFA


  • Registrations: Enhancements to HFA to align with new registration processes

  • Validation: PRO is now required for in-module contact creations


  • Registrations: Authorization prompt implemented when valid HFA# entered

  • Registrations: Delay tasks to create HFA assets


  • Module: Email Notification of Registration Status

  • Module: Restored Add Artwork to all modules

  • Registrations: Removed SoundExchange Metadata exchange


  • Module: Enhanced Registration Status module (More Info)

  • Module: Introduced new Registration Statuses (More Info)

  • Module: Pending status display text changed to Initiated


  • Billing: Introduced Account Suspension

  • Registrations: Added Friday to weekly distribution of registrations to Music Report

  • Module: Add Ability to update unique identifier for musical works when locked


  • Billing: Balances are paid immediately upon credit card update

  • Billing: Fixed Billing & Payment History functionality in user profile

  • Module: Added Does New Contact have alias to In-Module Add Contact

  • Registrations: U.S. Song Registrations stays In Progress once process starts


  • Module: Adding New Song now opens a blank new song form

  • Module: Added Undo functionality to Bulk Import

  • System: Removed Add New Song from left hand menu

  • Validation: Removed ISRC requirement on front-end. Maintained on registrations


  • Module: Added New Recording in Song Details Pre-populates Recording Title

  • Module: Ability to scroll writer contact results within Song Details

  • Module: Restored Export Split Sheet button within Song Detail module

  • Module: Added ability to delete unregistered songs from Catalog

  • Validation: ISRC Required for Sound Recording linked to U.S. Song Registration


  • Module: Export Split sheets & CWR buttons hidden

  • Module: Locks HFA, Work ID and ISWC fields upon registration

  • Module: Registration shows recent registrations by default

  • Module: PRO is now required in order to save a writer contact

  • Validation: Enforcement of IPI for writers on song registrations


  • Module: Changed display text in Bulk Upload Module


  • Bulk: Bulk Import is now generally available

  • Bulk: Improved Bulk Import warning messages

  • Module: Bulk Import contains Bulk Import Templates

  • Module: Bulk Import gains ability to Download source file

  • Module: Bulk Import status now a CSV that can be downloaded

  • Module: Fixed Bulk Import Spinner when file is uploaded

  • Module: Delete icon grays out for contacts not eligible for deletion

  • Registration(s): Paused Xperi Metadata Deliveries


  • Module: Limited Master Recording Contact Search to Label entities only

  • Bulk: Bulk Upload module now ingests Bulk Contact / Bulk Works templates


  • Module: Removed legacy email for Xperi metadata distribution


  • System: Enhanced security of AWS S3 Storage


  • Bulk: Improvements to Bulk Work (Beta) Template. v4.5

  • Module: Change Master Owner error to be more descriptive

  • Module: Added new contributor roles to Recording Details in Sound Recording

  • Module: Recording Contributors can now be selected multiple times

  • Module: Updated tooltip for Recording Details

  • Module: Added Create New label to (P) Line in Recording Details


  • Bulk: Bulk Importer (Beta) improved ISWC error handling

  • Bulk: Bulk Importer (Beta) enhanced contact import process

  • Modules: Fixed Recording Role bug preventing SoundExchange registrations

  • Modules: Fixed In-line search issue resulting in incomplete results

  • Modules: Saves user sort selection in Catalog


  • Bulk: Bulk Contact Template (Beta) updated to v4.1 (extra space issue)

  • Bulk: Added version info to Bulk Contact Template (Beta) Instructions tab

  • Bulk: Fix bug with Publisher PRO not being imported

  • Bulk: PRO field being empty no longer voids Import

  • App: Removed Sideby Application

  • Modules: Fixed server validation error on DPID apply form

  • Modules: Add A New Alias text changed to Add A New Distribution Company

  • Modules: Add A New Alias text changed to Add a New Release Label

  • Modules: All year fields are now drop-down driven

  • Modules: In-module Add Contact Search repositioned to top of dialog


  • Modules: Introduced new Adding Contacts within Modules experience.

  • Modules: Added Contact Product Tour

  • Modules: Added Song / Work Product Tour

  • Modules: Added Recording Product Tour

  • Bulk: Added Notification of Bulk Work Beta to Bulk Import

  • Bulk: Updated Bulk Work Template (Beta) to v4.2 (songwriter role labels updated)

  • Bulk: Updated Bulk Work Importer (Beta) to v1.5

  • Validation: U.S. Recording Registrations requires primary label

x.x.x (12/24/2021)

  • Update to Bulk Work Importer (Beta)

  • Removed AARC Export

x.x.x (12/04/2021)

  • Switched Song Copyright in module to dropdown

x.x.x (11/26/2021)

  • Added ℗ symbol to Recording details module

x.x.x (11/19/2021)

  • Removed AcousticID from the Metadata Exchange Network

  • Removed AcousticID Fingerprinting

  • Fixed issue on Apply DPID form preventing submission

  • Updated email address for Rovi metadata submissions

x.x.x (11/12/2021)

  • Excluded SoundExchange from the Metadata registration process

  • U.S. Song Recording SoundExchange registration status marks Complete after delivery

x.x.x (11/5/2021)

  • Added collection of SoundExchange Registrant ID to configuration flow

  • Removed contact info requirement for self publisher songwriters

  • Restored connection to emailed metadata exchange network

  • Fixed disc number bug that prevented releases from being registered

x.x.x. (10/29/2021)

  • Fixed bug allowing registration of recordings without copyright owner/year

  • Fixed bug where withdrawing recording registrations doesn't unlock all fields

x.x.x. (10/22/2021)

  • Withdrew all previously submitted Releases & Recordings

  • Fixed display issue with Apply for DDEX Party ID form

  • Fixed issue where system crashed when writer contact saved without a PRO

  • Fixed issue where unregistered works ran via DQI process could not be deleted

x.x.x. (10/15/2021)

  • Enabled ability to navigate drop-downs by using keyboard

  • Added Add Song link within Catalog module

  • Change text color of Add Song within Catalog module

  • Added Learn More card to the MLC's DQI card in Services module

  • Added country code to validation engine for ISRCs

  • Deployed new SoundExchange Repetiore Submission feature to production

  • Introduced Primary label identifier to Master Recording Ownership

  • Introduced ability to Download DDEX messages

  • Copyright Owner is now a drop down prepopulated with label entities

  • Introduced DDEX defined music contributor roles

  • Introduced the ability to split Master Recording Ownership

x.x.x. (10/8/2021)

  • Added ability to edit / delete primary recording in the Song details module

  • Added Linkage icon to Primary Recording in Song details module

  • Positioned Primary Recording into Song Details view

  • Added lock to DPID field once its been used in a Recording / Release registration

  • Upgraded production database

  • Enabled ability for metadata registrations to proceed without an audio file

  • Added instructions text to SoundExchange configuration work-flow

  • Fixed display of TRSID & ISWC on registration confirmation page

x.x.x (catch-up 10/01/2021)

  • Introduced MLC's DQI feature to the Services section

  • Cleaned up Database of invalid values

  • Linked Song Artwork with associated Recording

  • Added PRO association to publisher search in Song Module

  • Switched default catalog view from List view to Thumbnails

  • Changed quick call/quick email text in contact module

  • Made dashboard objects clickable

  • Made Dashboard snapshots clickable

  • Limited publisher search to publishers with PROs that match the songwriter

  • Added real-time calculation to writer/publisher splits

  • Changed HFA song code text to HFA / MLC Song Code

  • Fixed ISNI validation bug not accepting checkchar

  • Fixed bug resulting in HFA song registrations not processing

  • Implemented new audio fingerprint technology

  • Updated validation to prevent non-numerical characters in IPI field

  • Updated validation to prevent non-alphanumerical values

  • Updated validation to allow BMI's 8 digit Work IDs

  • Infrastructure & code update

  • Python 3 / Django 2 Update

  • React/Redux update

  • visual regression/automation testing

  • General code clean up

  • UX update

  • Improved Elastic Search Index Latency

  • Fixed bug causing Sub-Publisher not to save

  • Fixed bug regarding Product Title hidden field not prompting for new additions

  • Removed AcousticID from registration exchanges as service is defunct

  • Removed Loudr from the Metadata Exchange network

  • Fixed bug resulting in user invites directing to sign-up page

  • Fixed Contact Name edits not reflecting in list view

  • Removed Income Participant from contributor drop-down as its an invalid type

  • Fixed bug resulting in U.S. Song Registration submission statuses not updating.

  • Updated sub-publisher tool tip

  • Fixed bug resulting in mixing year and master year not savings

  • Removed Advanced territory selection

  • Updated Logic for Music Reports, Harry Fox registrations

  • Added ability for users to delete / rescind pending user invites

  • Fixed display issue with adding user functionality

  • Fixed bug causing blank Writer Role Codes resulting in rejected registration

  • Fixed bug resulting in blank Rovi metadata transmissions

  • Fixed bug resulting in distribution company search in Release module not to work

  • Added HFA / MLC Song code & Work ID fields to Catalog & Admin

  • Restored catalog export functionality

  • Increased frequency of HFA Song registration deliveries

  • Added Services to application menu

2.1.3 (released 12/21/18)

  • Updated Contacts type to include Distributor

  • Expanded lyrics view so you can read all of the lyrics without scrolling

  • Updated dashboard filtering for Enterprise accounts

  • Updated Intercom integrations to give better insights to our customer support team

  • Ability to add Notes to Contacts

  • Ability to add Tags to Contacts

  • Better searching

  • Support for non-ascii characters in Catalog Export

  • Ability to edit details of a Primary Recording from a US Song Registration 

  • Export Split Sheets from Song page

  • Export Label Copy from Recording page

  • Section locking 

  • Can no longer delete a Contact after submitting it with a Registration

2.1.2 (released 10/30/18)

  • Updated recordings track list view for easier release management

  • Improved page breaks on registration .pdf views

  • Improved signup and upgrade processes

  • Overhauled user experience for advanced publishing

  • Added header navigation information to aid users when viewing nested information

  • Add highlighted fields to nested registration views to help users know what information is being sent with that registration

2.1.1 (released 10/18/18)

  • Updated Enterprise user management to show pending invites

  • Made it easier to identify the main catalog for Enterprise accounts

  • Improved plan upgrading process

  • Bug fixes on error states for registrations

2.1 (released 10/10/18) 

  • Ability to filter contacts by type

  • Better information to the user about what information is being viewed

  • Improved user management for Enterprise accounts

  • Improved tagging functionality

  • New error messaging on recording metadata to ensure clean data

  • Easier interface for adding artwork

  • Fixed typeflow bug that happened when adding a new contact

2.0 (released 10/1/18)

  • Added Enterprise Plans

  • Updated Account offerings, including annual plans

  • Overhauled the user interface for the Catalog details pages (Song, Recording, Release) to allow users to view more information at once

  • Bug fixes and data flow improvements

  • Easier visual management of recordings from songs, and tracks from recordings

  • Overhauled error messaging on Registrations to guide user through each error fix one at a time 

1.6.1 (released 9/21/18)

  • Bug Fixes

  • Improved navigation between pages

  • Added Exactuals - RAI to Metadata Registrations

  • Overhaul and consolidation of code to ensure it is cleaner and will be easier to integrate with future partners

  • Bug fixes and code updates to make sure the data we send out is as clean and consistent as possible

  • Sped up data loading times

 1.6 (gradual rollout in August and September 2018 - since the pause in service)

  • Eliminate the pop-ups when editing components of a Song, Recording, or Release

  • Added navigation information to top of screen when editing data on a different level (e.g., editing a publisher’s details from a Song Details page.)

  • Removed locking of blank fields, so that registrations can be submitted in a more flexible order

  • Updated error messaging for more accuracy

  • Made it easier to delete recordings and releases

  • Changed information request on Song Details page to prevent registrations from getting unnecessarily rejected

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