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 […]
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. […]
Dream Pop-Shoegaze, Chillwave and Post Rock are sub-genres that have some tie overs and common musical elements that are worth discussing. In this blog, I will discuss each sub-genre’s instrumentation, texture, moods, effective Industry usage key-wording, and Trailers that use these styles. Dream Pop-Shoegaze The most defining elements of Dream Pop are the use of […]
Reality show music is a style that is formulaic and contains distinct elements that are used universally irregardless of Musical genre. Some of these elements include: underlying pulsing drones, beds, heavy percussive hits, quick mood transitions, rises, sound design, tension and builds. These elements are the bells and whistles that create high level energy and […]
Music Keywording Techniques
This is a brief guide to help artists create for themselves, a tagging protocol for their music library. After tagging music for Pandora and currently tagging and collecting metadata for licensing companies, I have gained some important and vital techniques for music keywording/tagging.