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BMAT Metadata File

If you choose to upload your catalogue via File Transfer Protocol (FTP), we kindly ask you to send us your audio files together with a metadata file.

Please read the instructions here explaining the steps of the FTP upload.

A Metadata file is a document that contains the textual information about the audio files from your catalogue. For each audio file, you must at least indicate:

  • Title

  • Artist

  • Record label 

  • URL of the corresponding audio file

  • ISRC code - it’s not obligatory, but it’s highly recommended

Accepted metadata formats: 

  • DDEX (used by EMI, Sony, Universal, Warner)

  • BMAT metadata.xls (Excel)

  • iTunes XML

  • TheOrchard XML

  • MP3 ID3

Please let us know your preferred format. 

BMAT Metadata Excel File

We’ve created an easy-to-follow guide to help you organise your metadata in Excel format.

There are different guides for if you’re a publisher of production or a publisher of commercial music. Please choose the right option.

1. If you’re a publisher of production music and would like to send us your libraries: 

2. If you’re a publisher of commercial music and would like to send us your catalogues:

Upload your catalogue and complete the delivery

Once you have your metadata file ready, follow the steps to properly complete the FTP delivery.

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