MPA welcomes & signs the IPO’s Metadata Agreement


On Wednesday 31st May, the Intellectual Property Office (IPO) UK announced their UK Industry Agreement on Music Streaming Metadata.

The UK industry agreement on music streaming metadata sets out a positive commitment from players across the music streaming industry to improve metadata on music streaming services in the UK. It includes:

  • shared ambition to progressively improve metadata in new recordings and consistent crediting on streaming services over a two-year period
  • agreement to take steps to ensure a core data set is associated with all new recordings
  • agreement to follow and promote good practice in industry
  • agreement to establish and support expert working groups on education and technical solutions to drive forward further improvements during the two-year period

Read the Metadata Agreement here

Paul Clements, CEO, MPA said: 

Ross Greening, Senior Vice President,
European Regional Administration 

and Global Copyright/Society Relations,
Universal Music Publishing Group said:

Matt Phipps-Taylor, Chief Information Officer,
peermusic said:

Scott Farrant, Head of Industry Affairs and Society Relations,
Kobalt Music said:

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