Why metadata is important to the karaoke industry


Toni Roberts, Senior Licensing and Production Coordinator for DigiTrax, spoke about how important it is to have accurate and reliable data about the karaoke songs in everyone’s libraries. Some bullet points:

  • Everyone’s idea of “essential information” differs.
  • It’s way too difficult to track down the publishers for every song as the data stands now.
  • We can post a file for all to use and contribute to.

Allen Jacobi came back to the podium to promote the idea that the database should be crowd-sourced and open-source. If a person or organization has data to contribute, the database would be opened up to them to include their data. The full, correct database would be available to the public.

More on this subject after the Summit ends.

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