IFPI and WIN to launch ‘Repertoire Data Exchange’ service
The latest music-industry initiative attempting to tackle metadata muddles comes from two global bodies: the IFPI and WIN. It’s called the Repertoire Data Exchange (RDx for short) and is about unifying data passed between...
October 23, 2019
Startup Reveel wants to help musicians make better metadata
The market for helping songwriters and artists create good metadata while writing and recording songs is becoming pretty busy in 2019. We know about startups Session (formerly known as Auddly) and Jammber, while music...
October 7, 2019
Music metadata expands with DDEX’s new MEAD standard
Music-metadata standards organisation DDEX is launching its latest standard: Media Enrichment and Description (or MEAD for short). It’s a significant expansion of the metadata that labels and distributors provide to digital...
October 4, 2019
Monokrome Music launches v2.0 of its Rights Hub platform
Last time we checked in with British startup Monokrome Music in October 2017, it was launching a product called ‘The Hub’ – “an online database where rights holders can manage their metadata, artwork,...
September 27, 2019
Musiio adds feature to try its AI-powered tagging for free
We’ve written about AI-curation startup Musiio several times this year: its CEO Hazel Savage pitched the company impressively at our NY:LON Connect conference in January as well as at Midemlab in June, raising $1m of...
July 15, 2019
Metadata: how billions of dollars are being missed by the music industry
The Verge has run a lengthy piece on the existential crisis around metadata that the music business is currently facing down and why the longer it continues, the more money is being lost. “Metadata sounds like one of the...
May 30, 2019
Techstars Music boss talks the future of the music industry
Bob Moczydlowsky has made a success of the Techstars Music accelerator, working with some of the most interesting music/tech startups to have emerged in the last three years. Now he’s been talking to analytics firm Soundcharts...
April 2, 2019
Auddly is now Session (and it has a new ‘music credits ecosystem’)
One of the favourite video clips we’ve seen from friends at SXSW was footage of a band playing a cover of Abba’s ‘The Winner Takes It All’, with the camera panning back towards the audience to show a watching… Björn...
March 18, 2019
Gracenote launches its Global Music Data catalogue in India
Gracenote is taking its ‘Global Music Data’ catalogue to a new market: India. The collection of metadata is already available in the US, Europe, Latin America, Australasia, South Korea and Japan, but the company hopes...
August 21, 2018
Spotify encourages songwriters to get their metadata sorted
The legal clarification comes early in Spotify for Artists’ blog post about metadata: “This material has been prepared for informational purposes only, and is not intended to provide legal or accounting advice. Those...
August 20, 2018
PRS for Music signs long-term licensing deal with Auddly
Individual executives from British collecting society PRS for Music have been publicly complimentary about metadata-creating startup Auddly in recent months. Now that relationship has been formalised. PRS has signed a...
June 27, 2018
Auddly launches #MetadataPays campaign for music creators
Startup Auddly’s service aims to help songwriters and musicians to start creating metadata around their songs from the earliest stages of writing and recording. Now it’s launching a campaign to promote these practices,...
February 26, 2018