[ID3 Dev] Using multiple tags to specify genre and other traits.

Ben Bennett fiji at ayup.limey.net
Mon Mar 19 07:02:33 PDT 2007

On Mon, Mar 19, 2007 at 01:02:26PM +0100, Ståle Askerød Johansen wrote:
> [TLAN]: norwegian, british, hawaiian, french
> [TYER]: 1980, 1965, 2003, 1999
> [TMOO]: sad, happy, bouncy, slow, fast, joyful
> [TCON]: rock, pop, balkan-brass, classical, noseflute
> But this:
> [TAGS]: rock, folk, instrumental, oldie, sorrowful, slow, piano, violin, 
> swedish, scandinavian, progressive, 70s, 1971, soundtrack

Who is the target audience?  And what tools are you going to use?

> A very good point, and I realize that this information often will have 
> to be entered and used by each user based on personal taste. An 
> alternative is to make something wiki-like where people can collaborate 
> on making a common framework, like for instance del.icio.us.

That would be useful.  Have you seen musicbrainz.org?  They are sort
of edging in the direction of having an internet-wide editable music
DB...  They don't yet have arbitrary tagging.


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