We are 7 months into the pandemic and for many in the music industry, we have encountered challenges and changes from our business models to how we work on a daily basis. This is a brief study with articles that may be of interest to members of the production music industry. OUTLOOK 2020: the […]
When finding strategies for curating your music and making effective playlists, there are some factors that can help you get off to a good start. The idea of setting up all of your tracks in playlist albums can be quite a challenging task. However, with these basic steps, you will be able to group your […]
In this Blog, we will discuss the term “Urban” and how the music industry is re-thinking and eliminating the use of Urban as a genre of music to describe rap and hip hop.
Looking for a strategy to efficiently organize tracks that are cinematic in nature for better groupings and successful searches? In this blog, I provide some pointers for structuring your key-wording system to better group your cinematic tracks.
What is MIR and how is it used to categorize, manipulate and even create music?
First off, if you don’t know what blockchain technology is, welcome to the club. There seems to be a lot of misconceptions about the technology and concepts that can be difficult to grasp. In short, Blockchain is a distributed and immutable (unchanging over time or unable to be changed) ledger, allowing you to track almost […]
If you are a music library representing a specific style or multiple styles of music from many different composers or songwriters, it is important to create a keyword schema or taxonomy that fits. I will break down a step by step approach for taxonomy creation. Certain basic factors to begin with, is making sure you […]
Strategies for Using the most effective Genres and Sub-genres Genre and Sub-genre are the most important fields when organizing your library. Using standard Genres are very important and should be created based on the styles of music you represent. There are different guidelines behind populating these fields. The most common, is to populate a one genre tag […]
Genre and Sub-genre are the most important fields when organizing your library. Using standard Genres are very important and should be created based on the styles of music you represent. There are different guidelines behind populating these fields. The most common is to populate a one genre tag and up to 4 sub-genre tags. […]
Tagging instruments can sometimes be trickier than you think. In this blog, I offer some tips for identifying instrumentation that stand out in a song. I have chosen 3 different general styles of music that often come up when tagging production music: Orchestral, Electronic, Indie. When extracting the instruments that the dominant factor in a composition, […]