Metadata is data about your data, which in this case amounts to all the information about your album. The article suggested that you create a document that has all the information about the album in one place so it's easy to access when it's later needed.
This data should include:
The Album Basics:
- Album title
- Artist name
- UPC or barcode
- Track titles
- Track timings
- Writer/composer and publishing credits
- Performer credits if they differ from track to track
- ISRC (International Standard Recording Code)
- Performer credits for the entire album (however you would list it in the liner notes)
- Additional liner note credits inluding recording, mixing, and mastering engineers, designer, photographer, etc.
- The legal line, or the information that shows up in small print on the back of your CD
- The rest of your liner notes, such as thank you’s, essays, or any other words
- Marketing blurbs, or short descriptions you plan on using online or in press packets
Also, a lot of this information can be embedded into your MP3 files, and should be. Never leave a field blank if you can help it, because anyone curious about your music will want this information.
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