BMI Upgrades Online Catalog Management System

Film Music Magazine • October 14, 2009

BMI has announced multiple updates to its website, that will provide expanded access to business services for its music publishers, songwriters, composers and licensees.

Features now available to registered users include:

* User management center that provides comprehensive control and access for registered and approved users. The User Manager can specify which level of access individual, registered users can be granted for each account. This function is a benefit for music publishers representing multiple catalogs with multiple individuals working on those writers’ and works’ behalf.
* Universal login on that allows access to all BMI accounts for affiliates and licensees.
* Power search function that provides multiple options to query catalog by title, account number, publisher, songwriter, composer and more.
* Electronic statements, including downloadable statement adjustments, in PDF or CSV file formats that can now be imported into financial programs.

“We have worked diligently to make a vital business destination and asset for our songwriters, composers, music publishers and licensees,” said Del Bryant, President & CEO, BMI. “By increasing the range and scope of digital transaction services and facilitating access for users, this system upgrade enables music creators and their business teams to manage their careers in a fluid, detailed, time-efficient manner. The digital age requires this kind of advanced functionality, and we are proud to offer it.”

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