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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

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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 new contacts button on the top right: 



In the add contact pop up, entering Writer in the Tags field will make additional fields display that are specific to writers. Here you can add a writer's publisher, associated acts, and PRO number.



You can add multiple writers at once via spreadsheet by clicking Import contacts from spreadsheet in the Add new contacts pop up:



2. Creating writers when adding splits

You can also add new writers when adding new splits. To access the Writers section for a track, hover over the track's info icon and click View full track info 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, you can enter your writer splits. You can select from your existing writers, or create a new writer by typing their name and clicking Create new writer in the dropdown that appears:



When creating a writer when adding a split, you can choose existing publishers and PROs, or you can add new publishers and PROs by typing them here as well. 


Note that if you don't initially add a Publisher or PRO for a writer when creating them in contacts or when adding a split, you'll need to add this information in their writer profile in Contacts before it will will be available in their profile when adding splits.

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 in the top right of their details block, 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 View full track info 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. To save your split, click the check mark to the right of the split:


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 all from the playlist menu, or by selecting two or more tracks and clicking Actions > Edit Selected in either the Explorer or the right hand Playlist Creator section. 

In multiple edit mode, you can add splits for all tracks at once: 



Removing splits

To remove a split, just click on the three dots â‹® next to the split, then Delete