Wow – it seems like we just finished up gathering data for the Q4 2009 SoundExchange reports. But don’t look now, because just five weeks from this Friday – that’s Friday, April 9, 2010 – is the deadline to get Public Interactive your Q1 2010 SoundExchange reporting data!
Here, again, are the basics, which hopefully folks are getting familiar with:
1. All reporting data must come from within Q1 2010, that is between the dates of January 1 – March 31, 2010.
2. Playlist log files that meet our formatting requirements are required from all stations that are not PI Composer Pro clients. Also, streaming log files are required from all stations that do not host their streams through Public Interactive.
3. Any data files that need to be provided to PI should be uploaded to us using Composer Pro or Basic. To do that, go to Upload Playlists/Streaming Logs under SoundExchange Dashboard in the global navigation.
4. Every station that doesn’t report on the full quarter must specify the start dates of their two chosen reporting weeks using the SoundExchange Dashboard in Composer Pro/Basic. To do that go to View Reports under SoundExchange Dashboard in the global navigation then click on Edit Report Dates for Q1 for each of your streams. Then uncheck the Disregard dates and use full quarter instead check box and use the date drop downs to specify the two starting dates of your chosen reporting weeks.
5. If your station streams Classical 24 you must enter or update the guide information in Composer Pro/Basic for each stream to properly reflect when you streamed C24 during your reporting period, so that we can integrate those playlists into your reports. To do that go to Create/Edit Program Guide under Program Guide Composer in the global navigation. NOTE: When adding the Classical 24 program in your guide, be sure to set the Program Format to Classical: C24.
If you have already uploaded files to us and have not yet confirmed with me that we got them and they are in the correct format LET ME KNOW! Call or email me and I will verify whether we received your files and if the formatting is correct.
If you are not a Composer Pro client of ours and do not yet have your Composer Basic login, let me know and I will give that to you.
Finally, not many folks have weighed in on what they might like to learn from all this data that we’re collecting for SoundExchange reporting. We’d like to be able to give back and share information with the system, but we need your input! Take a look at this post and add your ideas as a comment.