There are several different types of metadata.

 

Administrative Metadata is information that helps manage a resource. This includes things such as time and place a file was created, file type, etc. The most important type of metadata for musicians and what we’ll focus on in this article is descriptive metadata.

 

Descriptive metadata is used as a resource for discovery and identification. In a music sense, descriptive metadata includes keywords, moods, genres, instruments, similar artists, etc.

Source: themusicsolution.songtradr.com

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