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    keithl
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    Just wanted to introduce a software product that I have developed, called Composer Catalog.

    http://www.composercatalog.com

    I am a composer/songwriter that desperately needed a better way to organize my tracks. Which ones are signed? To what publishers? Exclusive/Non? Plus info on the writers, musicians, etc..

    I also added some real specific metadata that we all need (instruments used, bands that sound like, moods, etc..) along with the normal BPM, song key, etc..

    You can also search on any of the metadata, as well as view reports that give you a great idea of what your library consists of.

    You can take a look at it here: http://www.composercatalog.com

    I created a bunch of videos that will take you through the program. Right now, it is available for Windows machines, but more versions are in the pipeline.

    Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

    Thanks,
    Keith

    #18695 Reply
    Rob (Cruciform)
    Guest

    Hey Keith,

    I’ve been waiting for you to release this. I will definitely have a look. One quick question: does it embed the metadata in the audio files, or just create an association that is only searchable with your program?

    Cheers,

    Rob.

    #18696 Reply
    keithl
    Participant

    Hi Rob,

    The metadata is by association. There are too many items. They would not all fit into the file (and different from the normal BPM, genre, etc). For example, you can have multiple band sound-alikes. Something like that could not go into the file (well, go into the file cleanly!)

    Be sure and try the free demo.

    Thanks for your interest!
    Keith

    #18704 Reply
    woodsdenis
    Participant

    Looks good, a Mac version should be a priority as a large
    portion of music creators and administrators use Macs now.

    #18710 Reply
    keithl
    Participant

    Yes, I am familiar with the .NET programming language, so Windows obviously came first. But I do realize that the majority of composers/songwriters work with Mac.

    #18948 Reply
    keithl
    Participant

    Some good news for Mac users. I am happy to announce that Composer Catalog should be available for Mac users late 1st quarter of 2015. Thanks for being patient!

    Like our Facebook page for updates:
    https://www.facebook.com/composercatalog

    Thanks,
    Keith
    http://www.composercatalog.com

    #19073 Reply
    adigold
    Participant

    its awesome Keith ! Congrats !

    #19108 Reply
    Alan
    Participant

    It looks great Keith, I’ve been wanting one of these for years. I would buy it today if it had:
    -Submission records (so I don’t accidentally re-submit a track)
    -Financial/Sales data tracking, i.e. who licensed it, how many times, how much income did it generate
    -Placement data, i.e. Series, episode, original air date, PRO income
    -Tunesat detection import

    Consider an “Add New License” page with dropdown boxes to select:
    Track Title (including all alts)
    Publisher
    License fee
    Broadcast y/n
    Optional Broadcast info:
    Film, Promo, Youtube video, Network, series, episode, duration, orig air date, PRO income (that I can add to with future PRO payouts)
    Tunesat detection y/n (might be nice report what Tunesat misses)
    Link to youtube/vimeo etc

    I’m no computer database ninja, but I created my own spreadsheet with plenty of hyperlinks and simple formulas. It is so cumbersome I doubt anyone else could navigate it, but it gives me all the info yours does plus a lot more. I would love to dump it for a real database like yours
    I will be watching your website
    Gook luck and keep up the good work!

    p.s.
    Sorry if some of these features are already there and I missed them, I’m having a hard time connecting to your site to check before I suggest.

    #19109 Reply
    keithl
    Participant

    Thank you for your feedback, Alan. Some information is already there, such as publisher, track title and alts.

    But the key in the beginning, was to make generic enough in the beginning (ex: not everybody has tunesat, or not everybody submits to sites for licensing opportunities), but this software will always be getting updates and I have been gathering everybody’s feedback.

    PRO payments will definitely be included in the next generation.

    There is also a fully searchable comments section for each track, so you could definitely put any links or some broadcast info there, for now.

    I also just checked the site and it is loading properly.

    Thanks again,
    Keith

    #19111 Reply
    Desire_Inspires
    Participant

    It looks great Keith, I’ve been wanting one of these for years. I would buy it today if it had:
    -Submission records (so I don’t accidentally re-submit a track)
    -Financial/Sales data tracking, i.e. who licensed it, how many times, how much income did it generate
    -Placement data, i.e. Series, episode, original air date, PRO income
    -Tunesat detection import

    Why not buy it in its current state? Your support could help fund the team to make new features. No software will ever do everything. But working with the features it has is better than not using it at all.

    Don’t wait for perfection!

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