Tagging workflow?

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    camerhil
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    Do you have a system for tagging your tracks with attractive metadata? I’m just starting out, and I have no idea which tags tend to work and which don’t. I’ve been studying other successful tracks to get a feel and then re-tooling the tags for my own music, but this is taking a long time.

    I’m wondering if you store a list of tags so that you can go through this process quicker? Any other tips for tagging?

    #28990 Reply

    Kaki
    Participant

    I think building a master list in excel with each track and their meta data included would probably be a good idea, tedious to do, but then you can just copy and paste from it going forward. I don’t know which tags are the ones that work best to be honest and I’m not sure there would be a blue print anyway… I’m new to licensing too! Some libraries take you through their own tagging system, ticking boxes of tags that match your track. From everything I’ve heard, read & learned so far though it appears that having good meta data is crucial. But yes – very time consuming and all that typing, clicking pasting etc is the stuff of tendonitis! :-0 Good luck.

    #28992 Reply

    MichaelL
    Participant

    No need to reinvent the wheel.

    Try this for keeping track of things:
    http://www.composercatalog.com

    and/or Adi Gold’s tag generator:

    The New Tags Generator WebApp

    #28993 Reply

    Kaki
    Participant

    Brilliant, TY Michael!

    #28994 Reply

    Kaki
    Participant

    There’s also a music management tool called Disco now available, they are popping up sponsoring a lot of industry events.

    #28996 Reply

    Art Munson
    Keymaster

    Here are some links for you.

    Tag Team Analysis

    Tag your Music with Metadata for the Most Impact

    Reaching out to Composers: Keywording your Music

    I used Marina Garza at http://tagteamanalysis.com/ a number of times. It now seems that there site has some problems but it is a good way to get another look at ones tracks. I’ll e-mail her to find out what is going on.

    #28997 Reply

    Kaki
    Participant

    Thank you Art! Think you might need to form a meta-tagging support group, it seems to be everyone’s admin bugbear 😉

    #28998 Reply

    Art Munson
    Keymaster
    #29013 Reply

    camerhil
    Participant

    Very helpful, thank you!

    #29014 Reply

    GaryW
    Participant

    Agree with MichaelL. Been using Adi’s app for years. Very helpful.

    #29097 Reply

    pglover
    Participant

    You can always try http://www.composercorner.com
    Free to join. Allows you to add your cue information. Add meta keywords to a master list.
    Assign with a click your keywords, genres, and instruments with a click. And then export to a spreadsheet.
    I live by it.

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