(Hypebot) – Classical music hasn't exactly been the dominant genre in the age of streaming but Dart Music, a fresh face in the world of digital music, is looking to change that, in part by honing in on music's metadata issues.
Guest Post by Bobby Owsinski on Music 3.0
Classical music hasn't fared well in the digital music age, but a new service called Dart Music aims to change all of that.
Dart is like a TuneCore for classical music, with an annual rate of $20 for a single musical piece, $40 for an album, and a 100% royalty payout to the copyright owner. The service then submits the music to online retailers like iTunes, Spotify, Google Play and others.
The difference between Dart and other aggregators is that it pays special attention to metadata. While most other aggregators include metadata that identifies the artist, song and label at a bare minimum, entering other metadata can be a tedious chore.
Classical music requires additional metadata like conductor, ensemble, and performer, since there is so much more featured collaboration in a classical piece that needs to be identified. This is where Dart is said to shine.
While incomplete metadata is an industry-wide problem, Dart is trying to solve the problem as it specifically focuses on this market niche. Find out more at dartmusic.com.