The term “metadata” refers to the information that describes a music track or release. This can include information such as the song title, artist name, album title, track length, composer, producer, genre, release date, and more. It’s essential for digital music distribution, as it’s used to identify and categorize music tracks on online music platforms.
We’ve included a few tips below to help you set up your release optimally:
- Is your artist name already in use by another artist on Beatport? Beatport doesn’t support multiple artist profiles of the same name, so if you deliver music in a duplicate name, it might get added to the wrong profile. Below we talk about how to handle that if you own the copyright to your name. But if you don’t, we recommend talking to your distributor about delivering in an artist name that’s different from any on the store right now. That could include adding “DJ” to your name, or by adding a country to the name, for example “ArtistName (UK)”.
- Is your track an extended mix? If so be sure to include that in the mix name so DJs know!
- If your track is a Beatport Exclusive please do not include that in the mix name, your release will be tagged automatically.
- Be sure to correctly fill out writer, composer, remixer and producer credits to ensure your artists can be paid publishing royalties.