Metadata for Musicians

How Music and Data Work Together

February 3, 2016 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Metadata is all that information that identifies and describes your music. In some cases, metadata is text; composer and musician names, recording dates, genre. In other cases, it’s numeric data; UPC barcodes and ISRC codes. As the music landscape becomes increasingly digital and global – and where success is measured in streams and plays in addition to sales – proper metadata management is becoming an important part of every release workflow.

The Corzo Center invites you to this evening workshop focusing on metadata. Digital music experts will describe what numeric and text data is necessary, how to acquire certain codes, where and when to embed data, and of what musicians need to keep track. Learn how these identifiers power discovery, attribution, and monetization in today’s digital ecosystem.


  • Kristin Thomson, Consultant, Future of Music Coalition
  • Ray Archie, CEO, MixLuv
  • Ryan Schwabe, Ryan Schwabe, Professor of Music Industry, Drexel University and Co-Chair of the Producers and Engineers Wing of The Recording Academy, Philadelphia Chapter

Co-sponsored by the School of Music @UArts, Future of Music Coalition, Music Business Association, and Recording Academy, Philadelphia Chapter.

University of the Arts
211 S Broad St , 17th Floor Caplan Recital Hall
Philadelphia, PA, 19102
United States

This event is free, but RSVP is required.