The fact is that metadata issues cause a lot of damage to the industry. Compromised metadata hurts the user experience on the streaming services, cuts off a portion of publishing revenues and robs songwriters out of the well-deserved credit — and that’s just the beginning.
Of all the startup demos I’ve been given over the last decade working for Music Ally, Super Hi-Fi’s is the first that involves listening to Seal’s 1990s hit ‘Crazy’ being mixed into classic jazz cut ‘Monk’s Dream’ by Thelonious Monk.
Spotify saved a record industry facing death at the hands of peer-to-peer pirates in the 2000s. But today no good deed goes unpunished as the Swedish streamer is encircled by music biz sharks and litigious buccaneers on the roiling sea that is the music business.
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