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Composer Data Submission Guidelines

Last Updated: Mar 07, 2019 09:37AM PST
Please reference the scenarios below for guidance on how to prepare and submit composer data for various possibilities of public domain and non-society composers.

Public domain work, out of copyright, known composer:
COMPOSER1 FIRST NAME Frederic
COMPOSER1 MIDDLE NAME Francois
COMPOSER1 LAST NAME Chopin
COMPOSER1 CAE# 6098201
COMPOSER1 CAPACITY Composer
COMPOSER1 SOCIETY DP
COMPOSER1 SHARE 100
COMPOSER1 PUBLISHER NAME Orig Pub Ltd*
 

Public domain work, out of copyright, unknown composer (ie Traditional):

COMPOSER1 FIRST NAME  
COMPOSER1 MIDDLE NAME  
COMPOSER1 LAST NAME Unknown
COMPOSER1 CAE# 506142981
COMPOSER1 CAPACITY Composer
COMPOSER1 SOCIETY NS
COMPOSER1 SHARE 100
COMPOSER1 PUBLISHER NAME Orig Pub Ltd*

 

Public domain work, new arrangement in copyright:

COMPOSER1 FIRST NAME Frederic
COMPOSER1 MIDDLE NAME Francois
COMPOSER1 LAST NAME Chopin
COMPOSER1 CAE# 6098201
COMPOSER1 CAPACITY Composer
COMPOSER1 SOCIETY DP
COMPOSER1 SHARE 0
COMPOSER1 PUBLISHER NAME Orig Pub Ltd*
COMPOSER2 FIRST NAME John
COMPOSER2 MIDDLE NAME Jacob
COMPOSER2 LAST NAME Smith
COMPOSER2 CAE# 215453289
COMPOSER2 CAPACITY Arranger
COMPOSER2 SOCIETY ASCAP
COMPOSER2 SHARE 100
COMPOSER2 PUBLISHER NAME Orig Pub Ltd*

 

Published work with non-society composer:

COMPOSER1 FIRST NAME Neil
COMPOSER1 MIDDLE NAME Alden
COMPOSER1 LAST NAME Armstrong
COMPOSER1 CAE# 1
COMPOSER1 CAPACITY Composer
COMPOSER1 SOCIETY NS
COMPOSER1 SHARE 100
COMPOSER1 PUBLISHER NAME Orig Pub Ltd*


*Orig Pub Ltd = Your original publisher name that matches the IPI database


Arrangements:

We consider arrangements as new, derivative compositions of Public Domain works. The US does not recognize ‘Arrangements’ of works with living composers. Any new arrangements of Public Domain works should be submitted with: the original composer (Composer Capacity = Composer) and the arranger (Composer Capacity = Arranger).


Seven or More Composers:
The Library Portal now validates and accepts up to 10 composers. A full metadata template is attached.

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