President: VEVA Sound
The Changing Tides of Metadata
he music industry has re-entered a period of growth after many years of transition, but the dependency of the industry on the timely and accurate supply of music metadata has never been greater. All music industry players, from CMOs to labels to publishers, to music users and consumers themselves, have a demand for more, and more accurate metadata. The processes for the collection and management of music metadata have not always kept pace with the multitude of emerging networks that capture and provide that data. This has amplified inefficiencies creating delays and loss in royalties, and increased administration costs. Transparency, new self-serve web/mobile-based tools and improved data access for rightsholders also remain key requirements. While the industry has continued to work hard to respond to the demands of its digital requirements, the job is far from over. So what’s next for the changing tides of music metadata?