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Thursday, August 14, 2014
Updated Music Metadata Style Guide Unveiled!
MUSIC BIZ UNVEILS UPDATED MUSIC METADATA STYLE GUIDE
taking the lead in the important conversation surrounding music
metadata, Music Biz has introduced version 2.0 of its touchstone Music
Metadata Style Guide, which provides a set of common naming conventions
and data entry standards for companies to use when listing, ingesting,
and managing digital music. By following these standards, artists,
labels, and digital services can ensure that customers will be able to
easily find, stream, share, and buy the tracks or albums they want.
by Music Biz’s Digital Supply Chain and Operations Work Group, the
updated document furthers the mission of the original, adding
significant changes to standards for artists, albums, and tracks;
providing more robust direction on DDEX standards; and adding Japanese,
Chinese, Korean, and Thai to the languages section.
have consistently said that the Music Metadata Style Guide is a living
document, and with technology moving forward at an incredible pace, it’s
important that we continuously update our baseline standards to account
for these advances,” said Robby Towns, Director of Digital Strategy and
Community for the Music Business Association. “It’s our hope that the
industry will look to this document whenever they have a question about
how to list a particular artist, album, track, or any other digital
audio file. Without consistent, high-quality data, innovation in the
digital music space will suffer, and we must help ensure that doesn’t