Before getting into the main point of this post, allow me to remind all that the deadline for submitting your Q3 SoundExchange reporting data is this Friday, October 8, 2010. Sad, but true.
If you have already submitted data but haven’t checked with me yet, to ensure we have everything we need, please do so now!
If you haven’t yet submitted your Q3 SoundExchange data, then please, also, by all means, do so now!
Enough with the unpleasantries. I’m really writing here to let everyone know that Public Interactive has tweaked the statuses of your SoundExchange reports in Composer Basic and Pro. Previously, they were a bit confusing, so we’ve tried to make them a little more self-explanatory. Here’s how they work now:
Incomplete – Means we haven’t received either playlist files and/or streaming logs from you.
Pending – Means we’ve received both playlists and streaming logs from you, but they haven’t been preprocessed. Before the final reports are generated, files get preprocessed to ensure they match our formatting and have the appropriate data fields. Playlist files get automatically preprocessed shortly after upload; streaming logs, on the other hand, get processed manually by PI staff, and so may take some time before they are preprocessed.
Ready – Means we have both playlists and streaming logs and that they’ve been preprocessed successfully to ensure we have enough data to generate a report; in other words, we have data from you and based on that we can generate a report.
Complete – The final report for SoundExchange has been generated.
Basically, this all means that reporting should work like this:
1. You upload your playlists and streaming logs to Public Interactive; your report status goes from Incomplete to Pending
2. PI successfully preprocesses your files, and your status goes from Pending to Ready.
3. Just before final submission to SoundExchange, PI generates the actual reports, and your status goes from Ready to Complete.
There you have it. Hopefully, this is somewhat less confusing than it was. If not, as always, contact me and I’ll try to clear it up…!