Is the information I put into the COMMENTS field viewable by the public? Does it depend on what kind of device they’re using to hear the song? Would that information show up, for instance, in an ASCAP database? Would it show up on SoundCloud or CD-Baby?
Related to this question is the matter of how to label the genre of the song: Audacity (I’m using 2.3.3 on Windows 7) allows entry of any word in the GENRE field but also offers a drop-down menu of over 200 micro-genres. It seems to me that these pre-set choices are either too vague or too microscopic. Is it possible to put more than one term in the GENRE field? I believe I can add terms to that drop-down list in the metadata editor; but I never think in terms of “genres” when I’m writing and arranging and recording.
The main question here is how can I (as composer and publisher) accurately and specifically promote my songs? How can I help a potential music user find something by providing very specific information about the song instead of just jamming it into some pigeon-hole? I’d be grateful for any illumination of these dark corners. –
Bob at TwoBlackCats