Share spotting notes and scoring ideas with team members. Assign and track tasks. Manage budgets and receive expense feedback in real-time as your creative choices evolve. And eliminate cue sheet errors by capturing music rights information while you work. Contact us and see how it can make your life easier and more productive.
Benefits to Composers:
Enhanced Picture-Integrated Spotting Tools
Spot a project anytime, anywhere (your home, your studio, your window seat at 30K feet!) — remote, real-time collaboration is easy in the Qwire cloud. Auto-populate spotting notes with information from the picture editor’s continuity and temp notes. Capture time code with a keystroke while viewing the cut. Assign cue specific tasks to team members, and link cues by story themes. Share spotting notes with your music editor or other team members, while maintaining private notes for yourself.
Multiple Cuts, Multiple Timings, Multiple Options
Qwire helps you chart themes, connect story beats, and lay the groundwork for your score. Capture first impressions as you spot, or whenever ideas emerge. StoryLinks is a creative tool that enables composers to mark and specify how different cues are to be thematically linked or connected. Individual StoryLinks can be given names or descriptors providing the flexibility to filter cues by category, which can help organize an approach for composing, orchestrating, recording, or assigning tasks to the score.
Track the progress of a cue from birth to delivery with ease. View a snapshot of where you are in the process, at any point, from any angle. Who’s doing what? How many minutes to record? What needs to be revised? Qwire tracks and delivers your comments on assigned work, so there’s no mistaking who said it, when they said it, and what they were saying it about. Qwire organizes and remembers, so you’re not wondering if anything has fallen through the cracks.
Cue Sheet Integration
Just in case you’d like your royalty checks paid faster and more accurately…
It’s safe to say that we’ve all opened up our statements and felt the burden of wanting to verify their accuracy. Knowing that most likely there are mistakes, but that finding them will be like taking on a second and third job. Capturing rights information as cues are assigned and executed helps Qwire bypass manual cue sheet preparation errors and delays (which currently hold up payments as much as a year or more!). Clean, accurate rights information auto-populates the final, submitted cue sheet which can be electronically submitted to the PROs.
Integrated Budgeting, Accounting & Reporting
Privacy & Sharing
TMI! Just because you’re working closely with your team doesn’t mean you want them to see you. Qwire is a set of integrated modules that maintains individual user workspace security and integrity. With custom privacy preferences, you see only what you need to and share only what you want to. You are in control of who sees what and when they see it.
In the Works
Task Assignment Tool: the ability to create any task or grouping of tasks (solo violin, string section, orchestrate, record, order lunch, etc.), assign them to a contact (i.e. musician, orchestrator, mix engineer, contractor, orchestra, copyist, assistant, masseuse, anyone really…), and designate expense, fee formula, or rights ownership attributes to them. This tool’s integration with cue sheets, musician’s contracts, payroll reports, session record lists, etc., will create incredible opportunities for streamlining music production scheduling, and maximizing budgets, along with enabling easy, automated assignment of rights ownership and the generation of payroll reports.