In their second guest post, the folks at Music Biz help us to simplify the complicated world of music metadata with their Music Metadata Style Guide and Classical Metadata Style Guide.
Music metadata (the digital tags that identify a song’s title, artist, album, and more) isn’t a topic that comes up much in casual conversation, but it really should. Without it, fans can’t find the songs they want to buy or stream, and artists and labels lose money as a result. It gets even more complicated when you factor in the need for consistency (i.e. 30 Seconds to Mars vs. Thirty Seconds to Mars) and the special needs of various genres (i.e. Classical music, which requires key signatures, movement numbers, and more to be identified).
The Music Business Association (Music Biz) has stepped in to help simplify things. Their Music Metadata Style Guide, now in its third iteration, provides readers with a robust yet easy-to-understand set of metadata guidelines for them to reference while creating tags for their music. Plus, with the help of Dart Music and County Analytics’ Paul Jessop, Music Biz has created the Classical Metadata Style Guide, the first ever to focus squarely on the needs of the Classical music community.
Both guides can be downloaded for FREE by clicking here and filling out the form. Check it out and starting tagging your music today!