The Two Views of Your Dashboard
Confirmed Programs and Ads
SA Detect is unique from all other music detection services in that we distinguish whether your music was used in Ads or TV Programs.Since your PRO pays performances in ads and programs differently, this distinction is important.Ads encompass paid commercials and promos reported by Nielsen, while Programs encompass series episodes, movies, specials, sporting events, and other full-length programming reported by Gracenote.Confirmation of Programs and Ads is not possible until all Nielsen and Gracenote data are collected and processed, which can take up to three weeks after broadcast.This tab shows only those Programs and Ads that have been fully confirmed.
The "Detections" column in this view reflects the number of times the confirmed Program or Ad has been monitored.The "Tracks" column reflects the number of unique tracks detected in the Program or Ad.The "+" sign to the right will reveal track details, including title and interested parties.Here you can also watch and listen to a clip of the video with your music as it was detected!
Confirmed Programs and Ads can be filtered by Type and/or Date range and can be Exported along with the Track details into standard cue sheet or performance log formats via Excel.Of course cue sheets and promo logs will only contain tracks that have been watermarked with SA Detect.
Real Time Detections
This tab details track detections as they occur.The "Detected During" column always indicates the name of the Program and Episode within which the track was detected.The "Program or Ad Name" column will repeat the Program and Episode name for confirmed Programs, or indicate the Commercial or Promo name for confirmed Ads.As mentioned before, if the 3rd party data necessary for confirming the distinction between Programs and Ads has not been collected or processed, this column will display the message, "Waiting on third-party data for confirmation".
You can filter by Broadcast or Cable Network, Program or Ad Type, and/or Date range, and export a detailed track detection report into Excel.
What's Being Monitored and What Should I See or Not See?
The list of channels currently being monitored can be found here.
In the meantime, if your Dashboard is empty, here's a list of things to ask yourself before being concerned:
- Have I opted into SA Detect?
- Has my catalog been watermarked?
- Have my watermarked tracks been delivered to my clients?
- Have my watermarked tracks been used in any productions?
- Have any of those productions been broadcast?
- Have those broadcasts occurred on any of the channels being monitored by SA Detect?
- Did those broadcasts occur at the National level?
If the answer is "No" to any of these questions, you won't see any activity in your Dashboard yet - but don't be discouraged.Keep sending those watermarked tracks to your clients and you're bound to start seeing results soon!If, however, you answered all in the affirmative, please contact us ASAP so we can troubleshoot your account accordingly.