Classical Music Metadata 101: How to Break Down the Most Complex of Metadata
They said to me, “write about anything you like Tom, just keep it light. Mine the veins of your imagination and dredge those grey cells for something enriching and life affirming to impart…” So today, I thought we’d talk about classical music metadata.
Digital service providers (DSPs) have copped a lot of flack for a perceived lack of support for classical music. Some of the criticism has been leveled at the methodologies used to ingest and display classical, which can vary widely from store to store. A universal standard amongst stores for organising classical music would be ideal. However, this is half the problem; for DSPs to ever display classical metadata correctly, they’ll always be reliant on a supply of consistently good metadata.
Introducing Mike Cimicata, Associate Producer, Special Products
It’s great to be at The Orchard as Associate Producer, producing soundtrack albums, compilation albums, and playlists for the Special Products department.
Recently I wrapped up an extended consulting role at Legacy Recordings, where I launched a few successful product lines and developed content for more than 125 new releases in the acclaimed The Essential series, including key titles by The Kinks, R. Kelly and James Taylor. I also produced compilation albums for Matthew Sweet, Shawn Colvin and Fishbone, along with multiple collections of ’80s hits.
Rock Your April with Frontiers Rock Festival III, Sponsored by The Orchard
Not just your average distribution company, The Orchard has some exciting news to share: for the first time, we’re becoming a music festival sponsor.
Taking a long-standing relationship with label partner Frontiers Records to another level, we’ve signed on as the leading sponsor for this year’s Frontiers Rock Festival III — get ready to rock and roll!
Freeloader Friday: The Mystery Lights, Young Rival & More
Hey freeloaders, how about we get a little fuzzed up in this week’s edition? The world supplied us with a wonderful array of rock tracks this week, and I don’t know about you, but I could use a nice face-melting this Friday. Let’s plug in and tune out.
Up first is “Follow Me Home,” a first taste of The Mystery Lights‘ upcoming self-titled album. Signed to Wick Records, Daptone Records’ rock imprint, the New York five-piece garage outfit is set to teleport you 50 years back with this hard-hitting rock n’roll track. The song’s contagious energy comes from raw leads and backing vocals, punchy drums, and guitars dipped in psychedelic blues. You can feel Daptone’s fingerprints all over this recording — who knew the experts of soul could do rock this well?
Bon Appétit! The Orchard Puts “Jeremiah Tower: The Last Magnificent” On the Menu
The Orchard has teamed up with CNN Films to serve up the mouthwatering documentary Jeremiah Tower: The Last Magnificent to the world. A film that follows the pioneer of American gastronomy, Jeremiah Tower, the documentary will be released in theaters worldwide via The Orchard in early 2017, followed by North American broadcasts by CNN.