The Unmapped page allows publishers to efficiently map income lines to the correct Works in your catalogue. Curve will automatically map income lines to the correct Works when a known Identifier is present; but is this Identifier missing or unknown, then these income lines will appear here. This replaces the Mapping Manager that Label & Distribution clients use when uploading a sales file.
The Unmapped page displays Works ingested from sales files that have not mapped to a Work in your catalogue. To map these sales lines look up a Work from your catalogue in the “Mapped To” column & hit the refresh button. The Identifiers, Tunecodes, ISWC codes or Songcodes will be automatically added as a Society Identifer or Alias to the Work. If all identifiers are missing, the combination of Title, Party 1, Party 2 & Party 3 will be stored as a Society Identifier or Alias.
In the below example there are no identifiers for the Work “Come As You Are”. However based on the title & party information we do know which Work it is. When we map this, the combination “Come As You Are – Kurt Cobain – Dave Grohl – Krist Novoselic” is stored as a Society Identifier for PRS. Anytime a PRS statement has this combination of title & parties, the work will automatically be mapped to the right Work even when the identifiers are missing. In the second example, there is an unknown identifier “85ze684hr85”, which we will map to the right work and will be stored as a Society Identifier for PRS. From this point forward, any time PRS accounts to us any income linked to the identifier “85ze684hr85”, Curve will automatically map this income to the right Work.
For this Unmapped page to work as should, it is important that your templates target the correct columns of data to store as Party 1, Party 2 and Party 3. Which data is most relevant to store in these three Parties depends on your business, but it is likely to be either the names of the Composers or the controlling Publishers. If no data is stored in these three parties and identifiers are missing, you will map sales lines solely based on Work Titles. Especially for bigger catalogues, where different works with the same title may occur, this is something you may want to avoid.