Adding metadata is a very important process in your music career. It can boost SEO rankings, YouTube sends searches towards your music, and helps to categorize your sound files so when somebody has a problem they know where to look. It also just gives assurance as to what KIND of music you have, which in turn makes your business relationships a LOT easier. And I know, music is art... But in order for you to continue to be prosperous and make Great music you have to stay on top of the details in the background !
before you export in fl studio...
Keep your focus on the prize and eventually you'll become skilled in this department. Before exporting your project in the form of a WAV, go to the Options tab in the top left corner of the screen. From there, you select Project Info or you can also click F11 and up will pop up a new screen. Then you can add the title of your song, select what genre it is from numerous options, and even add your website link. This is SUPER important for when your interested party downloads your music in the future. Whenever the song is to be opened in iTunes, you will basically have people viewing your link, which in turn creates FREE promotion!
use audacity for precise info
When exporting your song to your computer, you'll notice that you can't add the FULL complete categories, which is where Audacity comes in handy.
You can also add metadata to 24 bit WAVs, which is incredibly useful for uploading your music onto numerous websites. For example, if you're a rock musician, you want to add what specific kind of rock music you make. Ex. shoe gaze, hard rock, funk metal, etc. Or if you have a website to promote, you can easily add this under the "website" or "url" section.
metadata for stock music libraries
You should also add metadata when uploading to stock websites such as pond5 or productiontrax. All you do to make sure that your track has the important information is to export it on Audacity under "Microsoft signed 24 bit" or signed 16-bit if you're going to upload onto Audiojungle.
In a nutshell, this is how you're going to add Metadata info to your music, if you think I left something out please comment below or have anything to say
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