(Wow, I hadn't ever seen this Rockin' Country Style website before - thx for that one)
All PROs that have a searchable database (I only use GEMA/BMI/ASCAP/ISWC unless I have to venture out---I would categorize/rank them as there is a whole long list of them and it's intimidating. I still have no clue how to use JASRAC. When I've tried it's all in Japanese.)
Mills Records - let people know you can get EANs here that you can't readily find elsewhere.
45cat + 45worlds (I know they are sister sites but they are diff. I actually always have 3 of their sites open...1 for singles, 1 for 78s and 1 for albums...) - I cannot function w/o all 3.
Praguefrank (define this on our site...Some Artists have a Page 1 & a Page 2..if so, Page 1 is for recordings, Page 2 is for releases)
Jazz Discography Project
Rockin' Country Style (I probably won't ever use this one)
Check Digit Calculation (this site is probably handy but if people are taught they can keep typing the last digit until they get it "right" that's probably quicker than going to that site).
Ebay (I would make people more aware of what Ebay offers...I often get artwork from there and I def. get EANs from there. I didn't know about that when I started.)
YouTube ( I use this almost every time I add anything).
I would also make sure people are aware of what Soundtrack Collector and those Broadway Cast sites offer...You really can't set up Musicals without that reference. I think you should emphasize creating Musicals and Movies on the Trainee list.
My biggest help was Sebastian showing me this page on our site as I hadn't known about it. It was very difficult for me to locate things I had created by type or if I wanted to view another Editor's work to learn from them. Just type in your name and you can view by release/work/performance....(except you can't view broadcasts and live shows you created here - I would correct that, no reason it shouldn't be a dropdown option too)
I would have a set of Internal Links like the one I just gave on some "Bookmarks" page. I had a very difficult time navigating our site and all the various discussions. Now I have shortcuts to them all saved on my Bookmarks Bar under SHS.
I would also require new Trainees to have to learn the Pixlr Editing from the get-go so they don't keep adding to the pile of "bad" images on our site. I resisted this for a couple months and once I actually did it it was way easier than I ever imagined.
The other thing I would teach people right out of the gate is how you can do the right click and open the link in another tab and that they must do this to view the Label page every time when creating releases. Scanning the Label page will catch a lot of errors.
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