Embedded metadata in mp3 files! I’ve tampered with these, too, because standard metadata in mp3 files is not… always specific enough for me.
“iTunes does not understand genre” said Liz in the chat. That is exactly what I was just talking about.
Yes, Susie, we all remember the dial-up modem. It’s not great.
This is one of the most useful metadata schemas in “real life” I think. Non-library-people would relate to this. That makes it particularly noteworthy.
Also I like that there is no controlling party for this, honestly. I do. I think for something as changeable as music this makes sense.
Because, yes, genre is subjective. My genres end up being things like Gothic Rock/Cabaret/Steampunk or something ridiculous like that. (I generally go by Wikipedia genre classifications for artists, if they’re available, and I enter them manually because it’s important to do.)