To give your music the best chance of being found by prospective buyers, we recommend adding genre, lyrics, keywords and mood. Metadata is king on the Songtradr site, so be sure your songs have as many applicable tags as possible and take care to avoid duplication. (Scroll down to see how to and example)
- Genres: we provide you with the ability to tag three genres/sub-genres for each song. Many songs blur the lines between genres so we provide multiple genre tags for this purpose.
- Lyrics: including lyrics for your songs allows every word to be indexed into our search, increasing the likelihood that it will show up in search results. Many creative briefs we receive include references to specific lyrical content. By including lyrics, you help us provide the most applicable content to the producers and creatives who are looking for music to license.
- Keywords: any descriptive term that does not describe an emotion. Keywords can cover instrumentation, the type of productions the song would be suited for or any other word or phrase that will help identify your song.
- Moods: any descriptive term that describes the emotion of the song or the emotions the music is meant to support when synced to picture.
Songtradr Public Search feature:
- Intuitive Search: The Songtradr search system defaults to our intuitive search. This allows searches across all data fields in our database (including genres, keywords, moods and lyrics) for matches to any words entered into the search box on a relational basis.
- Additional Search Types: Your song(s) can also be searched by specific information, including artist, writer, title, lyrics, and copyright owner by clicking the down arrow next to intuitive search to access the search type drop-down menu.
- Exact Match Search: To search specific artist, song titles, or phrases, add quotation marks to your search phrase as this will provide more refined results e.g. "riding the blue train"
There are also additional filters available to help refine your search:
- Style similar to single artist name: Enter an artist name or popular song title to find available songs in this style.
- Any Tempo: Select from this drop-down menu to limit the search results to a specific tempo.
- Any Genre: Select from this drop-down menu to limit the search results to a specific genre.
- Vocal/Instrumental: Select from this drop-down menu to limit your search results to male/female/duet/chorus/any vocal tracks or instrumental tracks.