DDEX to Present Latest Developments in Music Metadata at Nashville Seminar on May 24

 In Press Release

10 April 2019 – Digital Data Exchange (DDEX), the international standards-setting organization dedicated to improving the exchange of data and information across the music industry, will host its twice-yearly seminar, titled “DDEX Presents — Music Metadata: Where We Are and Where We’re Going,” at the Student Life Center at Vanderbilt University in Nashville on May 24th.

Open to non-DDEX members, the full-day event will feature presentations from DDEX Secretariat members Niels Rump, Steffen Lindek and Mark Isherwood, who will discuss current music metadata trends as well as DDEX’s future plans and its latest developments in cross-industry cooperation, the digital supply chain, sales/usage reporting, and linking works to sound recordings. They will be joined by industry leaders José Macorro of CISAC, who will discuss the ISWC standard; Paul Jessop of County Analytics, who will discuss the ISNI standard; and a still-to-be-announced representative of the ISRC standard, who will address how these music identifiers work with DDEX to facilitate data exchange.

The seminar will be the last in a series of DDEX member meetings, including its twice-yearly Plenary Meeting, taking place in Nashville on May 20-23.

“This round of meetings, that occur twice a year, are what provide the momentum that drives DDEX forward. The Plenary Meeting involves the best and the brightest minds in music industry operations and IT coming together to engage in thought provoking conversation on the continued development of DDEX standards and the creation of new ones to meet the needs of the ever changing digital music landscape,” said Mark Isherwood, member of the DDEX Secretariat. “With streaming sales higher than ever before, the conversation about the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of the creation, maintenance, and communication of music metadata is more important than ever.”

Today, over 4,500 companies across the globe are using DDEX’s standards to improve the flow of data through the digital value chain, from music rights societies to music publishers, record labels, technology intermediaries, and online music services. For more general information, visit www.ddex.net. To register for the seminar, visit www.ddex.net/musicmetadatanashville.


About DDEX

Formed in 2006, DDEX is an international standards-setting organization made up of leading media companies, music licensing organizations, digital service providers, and technical intermediaries that is dedicated to improving the exchange of data and information across the music industry. To support the automated exchange of information along the digital value chain, DDEX has standardized the format in which information is represented in messages and the method by which the messages are exchanged between business partners. These standards help rights holders, retailers, and technical intermediaries to more effectively communicate information along the digital supply chain. This leads to efficient business transactions, reduced costs, and increased revenues for all sectors involved. DDEX standards are developed and made available for industry-wide implementation. For more information, visit www.ddex.net.


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