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Tuesday, May 17 • 11:00am - 12:30pm
Metadata Is Money: Helping Artists Manage Their Music’s Identity

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Metadata is all that information that identifies and describes your music. In some cases, metadata is text like composer and musician names, recording dates, genre. In other cases, it’s numeric data like UPC barcodes and ISRC codes. As the music landscape becomes increasingly digital and global – and where success is measured in streams and plays in addition to sales – proper metadata management is becoming an important part of every release workflow. Proper metadata ensures that you are compensated for your work. If your metadata isn't correct, you aren't getting paid! You already may be losing money!

Music Biz invites musicians, composers, producers and artist managers to this workshop where digital music experts will describe the function of a quartet of numeric identifiers -- ISRC, ISWC,  ISNI and UPC codes -- including how to acquire them, and how to associate them with your creative assets. The workshop will also cover the important data-related actions you can take -- from properly documenting recording session participants to registering your works with your PRO -- to facilitate discovery, attribution, and monetization in today’s digital ecosystem.

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Kristin Thomson

Consultant, Future Of Music Coalition
Kristin Thomson is a consultant for the US-based non-profit Future of Music Coalition (FMC), which advocates for musicians. From 2011-2016, she co-directed FMC’s Artist Revenue Streams research project, which examined changes in musicians’ sources of income. From 2015-2016, Thomson... Read More →

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Paul Jessop

Founder and Director, County Analytics Ltd
Paul Jessop is Founder and Director of County Analytics, Ltd., an independent consulting firm named for his 400-year-old home and office in rural England – County Cottage. County Analytics has a diverse range of clients in the media, entertainment and electronics industries, where... Read More →
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Helienne Lindvall

Head of Business Relations, Auddly
Helienne Lindvall is an award-winning professional songwriter, musician and music and media writer for publications including the Guardian. She is also Head of Business Relations for music rights management hub Auddly, co-owned by hitmakers Max Martin, Abba’s Björn Ulvaeus and... Read More →
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Lauren Ryan

A&R Director, Live Nation Video Network
Formerly known as INDMUSIC, my team was acquired by Live Nation last year. We help artists, labels, and content creators optimize and monetize their YouTube presence. Along with our comprehensive rights management and content strategy services, this new chapter with Live Nation brings... Read More →

Tuesday May 17, 2016 11:00am - 12:30pm CDT
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