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Adding writer splits and managing writers

DISCO lets you add writer splits to tracks, and manage the writers you work with via the Contacts section

Adding writers

You can add writers in a couple of ways: in the Contacts section, or when adding splits to tracks. 


1. Adding writers via Contacts

To add a writer via the Contacts section, click the + Add Contact button top right: 

In the add contact pop up, add the writer's details and choose the type 'Writer':

 This will let you choose or add the writer's publisher and PRO, as well as any acts they're in. You can add multiple writers at once via spreadsheet by clicking on the 'Import a contact list' link in the Add Contact pop up: 

2. Creating writers when adding splits

You can add new writers when adding new splits. To access the Writers section for a track, hover over the track's info icon and click 'More metadata & comments' in the hover pop up, or select 'Edit track information' from the track menu.

In the track information pop up, click on the Writers tab: 

In the Writers tab, in the 'Writer' field, you can select from your existing writers, or you can create a new writer by typing their name: 



You can choose existing publishers and PROs for your new writer, or you can add new publishers and PROs by typing them here as well. 

Managing writers' information

Once you've added your writers, you can view and manage their information by clicking their name in the Contacts table: 


The initial PRO and publisher you add for a writer will be their default publisher and PRO, but you can add other, secondary publishers and PROs which can be attached to their splits as well. 

To add publishers and PROs for a writer, click 'Edit' from the top right Actions menu, and then select from publishers and PROs you've already added, or add new ones: 


If you'd like to change the default publisher or PRO for a writer, click the 'Make default' link next to any secondary PRO or publisher: 

Adding splits to tracks

To add splits to tracks, hover over the track's info icon and click 'More metadata & comments' in the hover pop up, or select 'Edit track information' from the track menu.

In the track information pop up, click on the Writers tab: 

In the Writers section, you can choose from existing Writers from your DISCO, or add new writers (see 'Creating writers when adding splits', above). Splits can add up to less than 100%, but the total splits cannot exceed 100%. 

Both the Writer and the split % are required when adding splits. 

You can add splits to multiple tracks at once in multiple edit mode. You can access multiple edit mode for all tracks in a playlist by clicking the 'Edit multiple' link at the top of the playlist, or by selecting two or more tracks and clicking Actions > Edit Selected in either the Explorer or the right hand Shortlist section. 

In multiple edit mode, you can add splits for all tracks at once, or you can choose which selected tracks you'd like to apply the split to by selecting and deselecting tracks using the checkboxes in the right hand column: 

Removing splits

To remove a split, just click on the delete icon next to the split: