TTA GUIDES: Tagging for Sound Design

This month we put together a tagging guide to help with the accurate categorization of SFX, Foley, and Sound Design tracks for sync music/trailer libraries. For more general tips on structuring a good taxonomy for your music library, check out our previous post here.   Whether tagging a track that lasts half a second or half an […]

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TTA LIGHTNING SURVEY: Results Are In!

Last month, TTA sent out an industry-wide call to production music libraries, asking you all for your best and worst experiences with music metadata. (If you haven’t contributed yet, we’d still love to hear from you!!)   TagTeam is lucky enough to sit at the intersection of several industries—music, tech, film/TV, speculative spreadsheet stockpiling—and as […]

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TTA 2021: Stocking Stuffers!!!

We’ve kept it frosty in 2021!   For another year spent at home, TTA has spent more time than ever out in the winter wonderland of Music Metadata. This month we take a quick look back at the trail we’ve blazed over the last 12 months:   SOUNDALIKES IN METADATA: A SURVEY Our best-read post […]

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GETTING STARTED With DISCO

This article is part two in a multi-part series on metadata for online music search platforms. Last month we offered a quick-start guide to SourceAudio, and will be offering tips and tricks with each article on how to get the most out of your metadata on each platform. For help choosing an online search platform […]

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GETTING STARTED With SourceAudio

This is the first in a multi-part series on metadata for online music search platforms. In it we will go over the best features of each service, as well as tips and tricks on how to get the most out of your search metadata on each platform. For help choosing an online search platform for […]

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The Bootstrap Guide to Music Metadata

This month Marina and I put together a guide for libraries getting their start in DIY music publishing. We cover the basics of good library metadata practice, including how to tag your tracks, prep your files for delivery, and deliver to a client, distributor or subpublisher. For more information on selecting a good publishing platform, […]

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SOUNDALIKES IN METADATA – A Survey

This month, Marina and I took an informal survey on the use of SoundAlike metadata (the names of similar/related artists and musical works) in our industry.   Ad placement, the perennial wellspring of music careers and the burgeoning tech distro scene alike, has long had a symbiotic relationship with SoundAlikes, a longstanding musical tradition with […]

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NFTs In Music: The Long View

In the past few months, much hay has been made online over the prospective rise of NFTs, the crypto-artistic collectibles that, depending on who you ask, are either here to wholly transform the modern digital art and music industry for good, fall out as a fad in no time, or rapidly lead to the complete […]

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