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What are the differences between all the extract files I can download from my portal?

Each month, you will have access to up to six downloadable documents on your Curve portal, namely: "PDF Statement", "Statement of Account", "Self-Billing Invoice", "Fee Invoice", "All Sales CSV", and "All Costs CSV".

Below is a guide to help you understand the purpose of each document:

PDF Statement:

This document provides a detailed breakdown of the revenues and costs that contribute to the respective royalty period. The revenues are classified by channel and configuration, while the costs, if applicable, are itemized. The Net Amount represents the total revenues less all costs included in the royalty period.

Statement Of Account :
This is a record of all transactions in your account during the period. It includes details such as the Initial Balance, Sales Revenue, limbo music's commission on those sales, tax withholdings, and deductions, among other items. The final result is the Closing Balance, which specifies the total amount of royalties that you are entitled to.

Self-Billing Invoice:
When your closing balance exceeds the current minimum payment threshold, the system will issue a self-invoice on your behalf, addressed to limbo music. The invoice will be issued for the total royalties generated by your catalog since the previous invoice. This document will include the amount of withholding tax and any other applicable taxes, if applicable.

Fees invoice :
This document outlines the amount of commission owed to limbo music in accordance with your contract and may include additional charges, if applicable. It is issued by limbo music and addressed to you, and serves as a complement to the self-invoice.

All Sales CSV:

If you want to know the details of your royalty statement, you can download the "All Sales" CSV document. This is a CSV (comma-separated values) file that contains all the sales lines that make up your royalty statement.

The following are some key columns in the data:

Sale Date: when the transaction occurred.

Source/Sub Source: these columns describe the platform and commission of the revenue.

Territory: the country of sale.

Track Title/Release Title/Work Title: the particular track, album or work associated with the transaction.

Configuration: the format of the sale.

Units: the number of sales, streams, or plays.

Net Amount: the total revenue received by your record label or distributor for the transaction. So this is the total before your participation rate is taken into account.

Calculation Type: describes the basis used to calculate your royalties: net revenue, gross revenue, PPD, unit rate, or unit price.

Calculation Input: this is the base value used to calculate your royalties.

Participation Rate: your percentage of participation in the track, release, or work. For example, 100 would mean that you are the sole beneficiary of these sales revenues, while 50 would mean that you split the share equally with another participant.

Mechanical Deduction: any deductions for mechanical royalties are recorded here. This would be the absolute amount. Mechanical royalties are a fee reserved to compensate composers.

Deduction: if your label or publisher has deducted any of your royalties, it will appear here.

Royalty Rate: this is the percentage of revenue that you receive according to your contract.

Reduction: if there are any royalty reductions in your contract, a reduction rate may appear here.

Net Payable: after taking into account all the above data and fees, this is the net payable for each line. The total of this column will be the same as the total income in your PDF statement.

Updated on: 16/03/2023

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