Download this free music metadata guide
This free music metadata guide was published by AFEM and CI.
Getting paid as a musician is one of the pressure points of the digital age. The trick lies in understanding and optimizing your metadata so that your tracks are easily discoverable by fans, which translates to payment from broadcasters, streaming platforms and stores.
Actually; creators, labels and publishers across the industry are losing out on revenue each year due to metadata that is incomplete or inconsistent.
The AFEM & CI Metadata best practice guide “illustrates exactly what metadata is, how metadata facilitates payment, how it works with data services like MusicBrainz to ensure accurate and relevant Google web search results, how it helps artists appear on Shazam, and of course, the principles of good metadata,” AFEM says.
They are doing this “to make sure every stream, play or download is accounted accurately and creators, labels and publishers are making the most of the opportunities the digital music ecosystem has to offer.”
Liz Muirhead, VP, Venues Monitoring, BMAT (AFEM Executive Board Member, Chair of AFEM Metadata Working Group) had this to say:
“BMAT receives 2 million tracks every month. From small indie labels to global distributors, we witness first-hand the mistakes that can be made with metadata. Our Repertoire team works closely with content providers in order to clean up metadata and ensure all runs smoothly.
By reporting the correct metadata to our PROs, the correct matches are found and the royalties are rightfully paid out for each play. In a world where learning how to make and mix music is easier than ever, managing your music’s metadata must also be made easier. AFEM’s Metadata Best Practice Guide does precisely that. Look after your metadata and let your royalties look after you.”
If you are an artist, manager, producer or executive who is new to metadata, download this music metadata guide and optimize monetization.