What is Metadata?

It's just data!

The term metadata sounds very technical, but in simple terms, it's just data! Metadata is used in web pages, software, TV and radio broadcasting, and other places, including music.

In music, metadata is simply information about your album and your songs that you choose to include by embedding the information into the music files themselves.

Some common examples of music metadata are:
-- Artist Name
-- Album Title
-- Song Title
-- Copyright Information
-- Songwriter
-- Engineers/Producers
-- Publisher

Often, mastering engineers offer to embed metadata when they master your music. Other times, your distributor such as CD Baby and Distrokid will also embed metadata to your music when it is released.


Tip: Make sure you add your ISRC's to your songs within your Songtrust account so we can track the use of your music with much higher accuracy.


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