Music metadata is the information included in audio files used to identify, label and present audio content. Metadata is used by every major device and music streaming application including smartphones, Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube and all other major online music services.
Metadata includes information like artist, genre, label, song titles, album name and track numbers. Metadata began as basic info encoded directly into the files on a CD. Today it refers to any information that needs to accompany a music file on streaming services or digital stores.
Streaming platforms rely on metadata. It’s more important than ever. Without metadata your tracks would have no context—just anonymous files in the sea of data online.
Your track’s metadata is what makes it a quality product on a streaming service. Your music royalties are also dependent on your metadata. Without correct data attached to your music, you run the risk of not receiving the proper credit for you streams.
Your music royalties are also dependent on your metadata. Without correct data attached to your music, you run the risk of not receiving the proper credit for you streams.
The information you enter as metadata allows your music to be properly stored, sorted and identified everywhere your music is available. That means platforms like Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube and even Shazam.
We want to ensure that all actors involved in the creation of audio content which will be digitally distributed through our platform are properly credited for the music they make and always meet all DSPs guidelines. Our team ensures that each audio, album artwork and metadata uploaded is compliant with the DSPs content guidelines. In this way, we help music distributors and records labels worldwide using our platform, to avoid any copyright infringement or quality issues that might affect the correct delivery of their catalog.
If you are a record label, a music distributor or aggregator and want to distribute your content catalog worldwide using Highvibes platform, just talk to us.