Category Archives: General

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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Currency Rules

For HLMSW users that use multiple currencies for invoicing some improvements to assist in the correct currency selection have been included in the most recent build (8.0.3.17). To enable multiple currencies in HLMSW you must select the Use Multiple Currencies option in the … Continue reading

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Return to Sender

In recent years, publishers have deployed many systems to help reduce the associated costs with offering a hire/rental music service, but there is one approach providing great rewards for both distributors and their customers. The area of saving?  A return … Continue reading

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Version Control

Keeping up to date with HLMSW is important with important (and not so important) changes happening every day.  For the most part BTMI looks after your system on your behalf, providing updates when they are available according to your schedule. Because … Continue reading

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