Music: metadata, storage and sharing
We are announcing the launch of a three-part series that looks into best practices when it comes to working with audio files. Three articles, released once a week, beginning Thursday 16th September, right here on Byta’s blog.
Byta has commissioned music journalist Shawn Reynaldo (First Floor, Pitchfork, Resident Advisor, SPIN, DJ Mag, NPR) to look into three issues in the music ecosystem that we thought needed some attention:
- Music metadata
- Music sending
- Music storage
Speaking to a variety of music professionals while researching and exploring best practices when it comes to working with audio files, Shawn has put together a three-part series, Digital Blues: The Day-to-Day Challenges of Music Sharing.
Here’s a brief summary of what’s inside:
Digital Blues: The Day-to-Day Challenges of Music Sharing
Part I: Metadata – those in the know, know. Metadata is important.
Part II: Sending Music – there are seemingly countless options for delivering audio files, and they’re anything but identical.
Part III: Storing Music – Storage remains extremely important and very complicated even in a world dominated by streaming.
Our State of Music Sharing survey was circulated globally for four weeks in June and July. This November, after analyzing the data and conducting a number of one-on-one qualitative interviews, we’ll be launching a State of Music Sharing whitepaper / research report to lay out our findings—and yes, graphics, graphs and pie charts will be part of it.
Stay tuned and read Shawn’s articles in the meantime.