Catalogue – Releases

Catalogue – Releases

HEADLINE METADATA

Title – Main title
Version – The version, if any (eg Deluxe, Remastered, …)
Artist – The primary artist
Foreign ID – Here you can add an alternative ID, which may be useful if you wish to integrate Curve with other database systems which may require their own unique ID.
Cat No –  Your assigned, unique, catalogue number
Barcode – Also known as UPC
Label – The label on which this was released
Release Date – Original release date

Catalogue Numbers & Barcodes must be unique for each Channel, ie you cannot use the same barcode on two digital configurations.

CONFIGURATION

Distribution Channel – The channel of your release, will most often be Physical or Digital. You can create further options via the Channel list in the Settings area.
Format – Your product format such as LP, CD, T-Shirt etc, … In the case of a Digital product, you can leave the format blank or give it a default value such as Download. Like Distribution Channels, you can add more formats to choose from in the Settings area: Configurations.
Price Category – You may have different royalty rates for releases classed as Budget or Mid. Use this setting to define your releases as such & then create royalty rates in the Contracts to which this release is attached.
Main Dealer Price – Also known as the PPD, this is the standard wholesale price of your product. This field must be completed when your royalty rates in related contracts use the PPD as the calculation input. The PPD value should always be set in your home currency.

Always fill in both the Channel & Format when applicable. It helps sales lines map to the correct Release, especially when you have Releases in multiple channels using the same Catalogue Number

SPECIFIC DEALER PRICES

The Price Category & Main Dealer Price are entered in the Overview above. Under Specific Dealer Prices, you can specify the Dealer Price based on territory or alternative price categories.

CATALOGUE GROUPS

Include this item in one or more Catalogue Groups. We provide default groups “Frontline” & “Catalogue, but you can create new Groups to choose from in the Settings area. Check the ‘Contracts – Catalogue Groups‘ topic to see how this function can be applied.

TRACKS

Here you can add tracks to your release. To add a Track, hit the +Track button. A popup will appear for you to search for a track. Checkmark the tracks you wish to add, then hit the +Selected button. Once you have added all your tracks, hit Done for the popup to finish.

This is a useful exercise when it comes to adding contracts to a Release, as Curve allows you to pro-rate the revenue of a Release over all linked Tracks & their respective Contracts.  For more info please visit our chapter on Rights

Please visit our documentation on Rights & Aliases for more info on how to add Contracts & Aliases to your Release.