What is music metadata transformation, and why is it required?
March 25, 2024 Blog Details Anusha Shivaram
What is music metadata transformation, and why is it required?

In the music business, metadata transformation refers to the process of converting or modifying metadata associated with digital music files into a standard or non-standard

format for sharing with any other organization or source. It is important to

choose the right metadata transformation tool, to avoid any loss in the data

while it is being transformed into other formats.

How many types of metadata formats exist in the music industry?

Several metadata formats exist, each serving different purposes and used in various contexts. Some of the most common types of metadata formats include:

1)XML ( Example DDEX Standards)



4)EDI ( Example CWR Standards)


When is it necessary to transform music and audio-visual metadata?

It is important to transform metadata into the right formats, especially before you share it with the following music executives:

·       Music professionals accepting submissions

·       Sharing music with DJs, Radio and Hotels

·       Sending music details to Record label executives

·       Sharing music details with streaming services such as Spotify, apple iTunes

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