This is for all the singing groups and soloists that are promoting your music with Promoters or Record Label Companies. Some are good at what they are doing. Then there are some that seem they don't care when they have your money. This is the reason I'm creating this page. Because of having worked at an Atlanta area radio station in the past and having a station online. There is some promoter that is not putting all the metadata that needs to be in the MP3. I get so frustrated when I download a song (mp3) from a promoter and has not 1 ounce of metadata in it. So now I got a choice. I can spend a bunch of time trying to find out if it is a radio single or from an album. Then try to find out who the Record label and year. Most of the time there is no picture of the album or group embedded in the Mp3. Just like other radio stations, WE DON'T PLAY IT BECAUSE THE PROMOTER DON'T CARE OR HAVEN'T KEPT UP WITH THE REQUIREMENT IN THE LAST 10 YEARS FOR INTERNET MUSIC. I say this because I had tried to talk to them about this problem but don't listen and I know that will listen to you because that is where they get their money from. Money talks louder than I can. I even ask them if all the metadata in the mp3 that I need? Oh, yea everything in there. Download the song file and in the title is say Track 1 and that is all in the metadata it has. I know a lot of radio station that is using online internet do the same thing Don't play it unless it a well-known group than they will take the time to add and edit the metadata. There is some requirement now since the internet is so big today with communication TV, Movies< Music, Pictures. Live Videos. This has been this way for years now. With that being said Sound Exchange Handly most the Music that is played on the internet. Sound Exchange required that the Metadata (the info embedded in to MP3 file)
1 - Have the Song Title
2 -The Artist or Group that is singing the song
3 - The Album name the song is on. If it is a radio single or just a Single. Than the Title of the song will need to in the Album feild with (single) after it
4 - Must have the name of the Record Label or if your Indepentant need to be in the feild of the Record Label
5 - The year
6 - ISRC Not required but is good if you have one. It quicker way for Sound Exchange to get all your info. On who to pay
7 -A picture of the album or group - Not required - does make song look better when playing instead of a Mucis note.
So what should you do? I would have whoever your promoter is have them send you a copy of the mp3 of the song and check it yourself. Far as CD"S goes that is another problematic issue. You can take your CD put it into your computer and use Window Media Player and everything should come up Song Title, Artist, Album name. If not most of the time that metadata was not embedded in the CD. So now when you send your cd to the radio station to play. they will have to manually put that in for the internet or through it the side because it is too much trouble to mess with. Some stations will put that info in there if they have the time. If not it won't get played.