Title – Main title of the track.
Version – Specify the version if necessary (eg remix, remaster, bonus version, etc).
Artist – Primary artist as you wish to report in your statement data.
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.
ISRC – The unique identifier of your track. The International Standard Recording Code is a 12 digit alphanumeric code that is unique to every sound recording.
Label – The label that released the track.
P Line – Specifies the copyright of the sound recording, usually a combination of the name of the rightsholder & the year the work was first released.
Duration (In Seconds) – This is the duration of the sound recording & has to be in seconds. This duration is relevant for the calculation of mechanicals.
If needed, use this to include a track 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.
Whilst many DSPs report release level data on track transactions, a small number either don’t (YouTube, Soundcloud), or report it differently to when reporting release transactions (Google populates the release UPCs for track transactions in a different column to when reporting releases), or report their own data (Apple doesn’t report UPCs on track transactions, but they do report their Apple IDs).
When DSPs do report release data, it will automatically flow through to your statements. Your payees will see in their All Sales CSV statement not just what track was streamed/downloaded, but also as part of which release this stream/download happened. However, where they don’t (or do but with idiosyncrasies such as above), release level data will be omitted from your statement CSVs unless we take some steps. The Default Release tool allows you to associate a track with a release so that when this data is missing from statements the system can make an assumption which release the track transaction relates to & surface that to your artists. In the below example, Release data for these two Track sales was missing in the sales statement; but when we set NEVER001LP as the default release for these two Tracks, Curve will fill in these blanks. There are further actions you can take to mitigate this issue that will be described in the Sales Templates chapter.