Metadata is very important around here! Fortunately, you can update your track metadata from inside the Live365 interface after you have uploaded them to your media library.
Because the licensing coverage and royalty reporting that we provide for you depend on metadata, it’s a good idea to review the tracks that you’ve uploaded to ensure that they have correct titles, artist, and album information.
To do this, select Media ➡ Tracks from the Station Menu
- In the "Tracks" pane, click on the Actions menu (. . .) for the track that you want to edit.
- Click "Edit" to open the "Edit Track" window.
When you have selected the "Edit Track" option, it will open a new window from which you can edit the track metadata. Be sure to scroll to the bottom of the Metadata window to fill in all of the fields.
The Track "Type" is an important part of organizing your library, especially for station jingles, etc. Having complete metadata makes it easier for you to search for tracks in your Library.
You will also see an “Upload Album Art” button. Choose the desired album image file from your computer. The selected album art is displayed on your station page in the Live365 directory. Note that album art on the embeddable licensed player is automatically selected from a different directory. Uploaded album art is for the Live365 station directory and is optional.
Once you have added/edited all of the desired fields, click the green "Save" button.
Note: The correct title, artist, album and Type are required for compliance. These are also required to ensure proper operation of AutoDJ and Scheduled Events.
Album Art, Year and Categories are optional.
You can also preview the track by clicking the play button in the Media -> Tracks pane.
Proceed to the next New User Guide article: Live365 New User Guide - Create a Playlist
This article is part of the new user series. Here are the standard articles about this topic:
- The importance of accurate metadata in Live365
- How do I make sure that my tracks have metadata before I add them to my Library? (PC version)
- Use MusicBrainz Picard to get metadata for your tracks