Adding Metadata to the Mix

by William Grosso

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As readers of this weblog know, I occasionally mention SDForum and the Emerging Tech SIG (which, along with Janice Carter and Tom Hill, I help run).

This month, we're holding a panel discussion on metadata and music.

The music industry has changed dramatically in the past 5 years (Napster is, at this point, only five years old). But, until this point, most of the change has been in the distribution mechanism and the players (internet-based to an MP3 player replacing going to the store to buy a CD).

Increasingly, however, what people are downloading, and how they found out about it, is changing as well. As
DJ Dangermouse shows, a hit album no longer requires airplay.

What's next? What happens when you add more metadata to the mix? Come on September 12 and find out.

Please add references to musical metadata to this article.