Adding Metadata to Audio Files

What is Adding Metadata to a File?

Tagging or labeling an MP3 with its metadata simply means to embed all of the track information (see below) about the file onto the MP3 itself. This information is critical to ensure that artists receive credit for their spins from various licensing agencies. Files can be tagged by using iTunes, Windows Media Player.

Example: Metadata Tagged File

Required Tag Fields

  • Artist Name
  • Song title
  • Album title (if available)
  • Genre (Hip-Hop)
  • Year
  • Cover art (if available)
  • Track #s (if submitting an EP/Album)
  • MP3 320kbs (no less than 128kbs) format