Category Archives: General

BTMI and nkoda at Frankfurt

The BTMI team will be attending the Frankfurt Musikmesse again this year (April 5-8, 2017), but this time our presence will be complimented by the team from nkoda. For the uninitiated, nkoda is bringing to market a digital sheet music streaming … Continue reading

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Automated Performance Exports

Version 8 of HLMSW introduced a number of new features, with one most requested being an easier/better way to share HLMSW performance data with external systems like website performance calendars and for collection societies.  While you can create lists with browses … Continue reading

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UIC Errata Handling

The UIC is growing little by little every day, and one of the most complicated parts of the database maintenance regime is to fulfil the underlying concept that every instrument should only have one UIC. To give you a glimpse of the … Continue reading

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Work Tags

A new feature of HLMSW coming in the next release tackles the problem surrounding the extended use of HLMSW to manage much more than just hire/rental material. With HLMSW version 8.0.6.0 or later you now have the ability to quickly … Continue reading

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Zinfonia 2016 Review

Zinfonia most performed titles in 2016 Arturo Márquez Danzon No. 2 (Peermusic Classical)  Leonard Bernstein West Side Story. Symphonic Dances (Boosey & Hawkes)  Aaron Copland Appalachian Spring. Suite [Orchestral Version] (Boosey & Hawkes)  Modest Mussorgsky Pictures at an Exhibition; arr. [Ravel] (Boosey … Continue reading

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UIC Footnotes

One important new feature with the introduction of the UIC is the concept of Instrumental footnotes.  Footnotes are useful for textual descriptions that supplement the UIC to indicate special requirements, to list actual percussion or some other requirement important to that … Continue reading

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A RFID Future

Modern libraries have been using barcoding technology for decades, but there is one solution in common use that is now within the financial reach of us all and that is passive RFID. RFID is a wireless technology that allows you read and … Continue reading

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Navigating the UIC

As the UIC grows, so does the complexity of locating your instrumental parts when using the system in HLMSW and so I thought it may be timely to review the instrument selection possibilities and introduce a new feature in HLMSW v 8.00.4.9. … Continue reading

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Better looking emails

HLMSW Version 8.00.4.0 introduces a feature that has been on the wishlist for some time – better looking emails. At the moment for those that do not use Outlook to send emails, HLMSW uses a very simple mechanism for email based … Continue reading

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BTMI in New York

The HLMSW version 8 roadshow moves the USA in the first week of October, 2016 and Peter Grimshaw will be in New York visiting all of our HLMSW customers to update their HLMSW system to the latest (and greatest) that has been … Continue reading

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