Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

One thought on “Can We Please All Work to Improve Metadata?

  • August 18, 2014 at 4:06 pm

    Being somewhat anal-retentive when it comes to music and it’s associated info, I can’t count how many times I’ve spent literally entire weekends either rebuilding my digital music catalog, due to some weird issue with iTunes, and most of that time was spent filling in all the lost or corrupted meta-data.

    I don’t consider myself to be smarter than anyone else, but inputting meta-data is pretty self-explanatory, if you’re able to read/write English, so it’s always surprising to me when I hear stories like this one, where even the LABELS themselves seem to have trouble filling in the simplest, well labeled boxes where said meta-data goes.

    As Duff McKagan wrote: “It’s so f*[email protected]%ing easy.”


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