seriously e-producers? seriously?
I’m talking to you – CD and e-copy producers. Can you PLEASE get some metadata specialists on staff? I have spent what seems like several lifetimes having to edit your stuff so I can find it again.
I still like to buy CDs and DVDs and such (yes, fine, I’m a Luddite, whatever). In order to easily port my music with me when I travel, I convert them to digital (completely legal btw so long as I am doing it with things I have purchased and am not sharing or selling). In EVERY case I have to edit the metadata. Sometimes it is minor, just a simple misspelling. In other cases, I have to basically start from scratch. “track 1″ does not give me nearly enough information. Nor does it help when the CD audio book has completely differently formatted metadata on each and every disc – and when the narrator is confused with the author? My brain about exploded on that 23 disc set, I don’t know how you managed to completely change the metadata for each and every disc. Truly amazing and beyond frustrating.
Think of the metadata as a way to market your product. Think of metadata as a way to discover your product. Think of metadata as a selling asset. Think of hiring some Metadata Specialists. I’m begging you.