How does Songspace use metadata?

When you share or pitch a song to someone, you have the option to allow them to download the recording(s). (For more information on pitching, click here.)

Songspace gives two options when downloading a song:

Option 1

Download MP3(s) will download the file converted by Songspace. This file transfers all of the metadata that you've entered into the song project on Songspace.


Option 2

Download Unconverted File(s) lets you download the original file that was added. The most important thing about this option is that ANY metadata entered into the song project on Songspace is not transferred. Only the metadata attached to the original file is transferred.


 What metadata does Songspace transfer?

As stated above, using option 1 transfers metadata from your song project on Songspace to the recording.

Here's a simple table that shows how the metadata transfers:

Songspace Fields iTunes Fields
Release image (if applicable - if not, Song image) artwork
Release track title (if applicable - if not, Recording Title) song name
iTunes MP3 Comments  comments
Lyrics lyrics
Recording genres genre
Release track artist (if applicable - if not, recording artist) artist
Associated Release title album
Associated Release Release year year
Associated Release Release date release date
Writers composers
Playlist Contact Information grouping/work name
Release track sequence track number

To learn how to set these fields, click here.


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