We’ve had our metadata standards included in the music submission guidelines up in our FAQ since the start, but we thought it was time to dive deeper and give you some examples of what we’re talking about! We asked some licensors we’ve enjoyed working with to let us use their songs as examples. Please note, however, the companies mentioned in the metadata text are not connected to this post.
I am going to continue today with an example of correct metadata for a one-stop track. A one-stop track means one licensor can license the whole song – 100% of both Master and Publishing. This particular example is great track from 411 Music Group that I wanted to use in a film but it didn’t quite work out in the end – still listen to it all the time!
Supe Troop recommends that as much information as possible be included in the metadata of all digital music submissions. A lot of the fields are self-explanatory, especially for one-stop tracks which have the simplest metadata. If you want to know about all the fields, please see the complete metadata standards.
- Rating – Please do not include rating. Leave this empty so music supervisors can use it themselves if they want.
- Grouping – This is where you say the track is one-stop. The Grouping section includes the company that is the contact the music supervisor deals with, not the actual cue sheet publisher name (if they differ).
- Album Artist – Same as Artist above, or nothing.
- Disc Number – Include if you have it, not required.