The Onboarding Process
- Customise your Client’s Settings – Here you configure your client & specify the building blocks for your data.
Create a Payee for every artist – Each Payee represents a statement beneficiary. By creating a Payee, you essentially create an artist portal.
Create a Contract for every artist – Here you define your artist deals and their terms. Each artist will need their own Contract, and each Contract will be mapped to a Payee.
Add your Catalogue – On the Master module, this is where you build your Releases and Tracks. On the Publishing module, this is where you build your Works, Composers & Publishers. Each catalogue item is associated with one or many contracts, so you will need your Contracts in place in order to complete this step.
Import your Sales data – When dropping your statements onto our sales page, Curve will instantly recognise, import & map down your sales data. Our Templates handle hundreds of different statement formats from an equal amount of sources. Furthermore, you can independently create your own Templates to match your own custom statement formats or adjust our existing Templates to fully match your data’s needs.
Create your Costs – Add your costs, using the user interface or via Excel upload.
- Run your Period & Create Statements – After all of your sales and costs are ready, you can now pull it all together as part of a Period & create your Statements.
- Give artists access to their portal – When creating Users, you artists will instantly receive an invitation to the Curve platform & gain access to their royalty statements.
Onboarding Metadata Via Excel
To follow along with us throughout our Getting Started Guide, we have pre-populated the main excel templates with fictional data that you can trial with through this tutorial or use as a reference to onboard your own data. To follow along with us, please download the Curve Demo Files below. There are two folders, both contain the necessary data to work through examples in this Guide on either the Master or Publishing side.
Now, let’s get started. Please follow us to step 1 of using Curve: configuring your Settings.