Posted Sat Sep 22, 2012 6:45AM
I've noticed that everybody has a different way to name different versions of a track.
Full track/full edit/full length/long version/full version..
Loop A/Loop 1/Loop version/loop edit..
Short version/Short edit/short track...
I was just wondering which is the best way of naming versions and (as a suggestion) maybe we could standardize it for making everything look more uniform for the buyers. I'm not saying you have to rename hundreds of tracks, but from now, maybe we could do it with our new tracks to give more coherence to our future collection.
What do you think guys?
Posted Sun Sep 23, 2012 6:10AM
Good suggestion, I agree completely. It would be from great help to oeveryone both contributors and buyers.
Posted Sun Sep 23, 2012 1:09PM
Posted Sun Sep 23, 2012 3:37PM
i also agree Maybe we could go even further, and add these informations when uploading files ? I Mean as a part of Istock 'system', when you describe a tempo of the track and tonation etc, we could also describe such information as version of the track? I realize that is forward-thinking, and maybe not real to make in close future ( is it ? ) but maybe it's worth to think about ?
Posted Mon Sep 24, 2012 11:01AM
/We have been toying with the idea of a system for titling tracks. We have very little evidence to qualify our ideas but here is what we have thought in regards to titling tracks:
The title is the first thing a buyer sees when browsing for a track so there is an opportunity to qualify your track with a genre and mood. i.e. Dark Rock Track or Dark rocker. Happy folk music or upbeat folk track could be another example.
This is not ground breaking stuff, and some of you already use this type of approach when titling your files. The logic being that you would want to maximize the brief eye time that a buyer puts to a file during an audio search. We would suggest that if your title (using a mood and genre) has continuity with your keywords. The buyer will have used these keywords to start search and if your title reinforces the keywords hopefully you are qualifying the track for the buyers needs.
The second thought would be to add a version type. i.e. Dark Rock Track (30sec), HappyFolk(Stinger) or Mellow Jazz (full ver)
One thing to note is that some of our titles in the collection are extremely long. As we find new avenues to distribute your work it is worth bearing in mind that when other systems are not built to carry lenghty titles the solution is usually to crop/truncate the information provided. The best rule of thumb is to keep things as short as possible.
It is great that the topic was brought up (WoodenStudio). This topic comes up more often for us as we participate with different distribution opportunities. We can't say when or how soon but it appears that the need will arise at some point to standardize the system when it comes to titles. Until then keep it focused and keep it meaningful.
Great post, this community is always forward thinking.
Posted Mon Sep 24, 2012 4:31PM
Thanks Pug. The naming system you propose will also work in a Google search. Long time no hear from you
Posted Tue Sep 25, 2012 12:49PM
Thanks for the explanation, I guess that focusing on the keyworded title it's more important than to do it on the version name.
I agree it's good to keep our tiles as short as possible.