Welcome BMI affiliates!
You can create a Soundmouse Workspace to:
- Upload recordings embodying BMI-registered compositions
- Revise, edit, or otherwise manage the metadata associated with any previously uploaded recordings, including BMI work codes and ISWC if available
- If questions arise about the choices presented during the registration process, or you require further information, please take a quick look at the tips below.
- If these tips don’t answer your question, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
- If you already have a Soundmouse Workspace and have a question, please contact email@example.com.
Here are some tips for getting set up with a Workspace:
- In the first menu, select “Music Owner”
- CAE number is also referred to as “IP No” on your BMI royalty statement. This number can also be found through the online BMI repertory search under Songwriter/Composer display
- In the “Workspace Name” field specify what you want your workspace to be called (e.g., the name of your company.)
- Select the “Music Manager” System when prompted
- Select United States as the territory
What to do once you’re signed in
There’s a lot you can do with a Soundmouse Workspace, but keep these two primary objectives in mind:
- Upload your music. These should be the sound recordings that relate to your work registrations. Ensure you supply any edits, versions or alternate mixes that would constitute a new recording. You might have multiple recordings that relate to the one registration. That is OK.
- Provide information (metadata) about the music. There’s lots of metadata out there, but for BMI’s SDD distributions the most important are BMI Work ID, ISWC, and ISRC. You don’t have to have all of three of these. In fact, you don’t have to have any of these. That being said, it’s a good idea to try and provide them when available, especially international identifiers such as ISWC and ISRC because the related recordings might be broadcast in other territories for which Soundmouse provides similar services. They can then detect your work usage via the recording and report this metadata to the local PRO.
For further help
For further assistance with any aspect of your track supply or metadata, please contact the dedicated Soundmouse helpdesk team at firstname.lastname@example.org.