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Tagging Tool Steps

Last Updated: Jun 11, 2018 03:48PM PDT

Tagging Tool: Steps and Features

Tagging Tool Steps:

  1. Go to:
  2. Login with your username (email address) and password
  3. The "History Log" will be your initial landing page
  4. Click tab "Validation" to open the page to upload your asset files
  5. Upload your metadata, album art and audio assets. Your metadata can be:
    1. Untagged
    2. Partially tagged
    3. Fully tagged
  6. Once uploaded, access the tagging tool by:
    1. Clicking the green “Edit” button to the right of your spreadsheet.
      • The tagging tool will open to track #1 of your album.
    2. Expanding the “Errors” on a particular track and clicking the green “Edit” button to the right of the track.
      • The tagging tool will open to that specific track.
  7. Add desired Facet Members, per Facet Category.
  8. Click the green “Save” button in the top left corner to save your changes.
  9. To return to the validation page, click the “Validation” icon in the top left corner of the header.
  10. Export the data from the validation page:
    1. Click the gray “Export” button to the right of your metadata spreadsheet.
      Note: Your data should be exported prior to submission to APM. Once the album is submitted to APM, you will not be able to export the file from the Library Portal

  1. Once all tracks and albums are fully tagged and the files pass validation, click "Review & Submit" to cross validate new assets and receive a summary of assets for submission.  
    Note: The green "Review & Submit" button will only be active if all Metadata/Album Art/Lyrics/Audio files loaded Pass validation and all uploads from the browser and Egnyte are completed.

  2. Review summary to verify submission. "Submit to APM" button will appear green if submission passes cross validation.  If "Submit to APM" button is red, there are unresolved "Cross Validation Exceptions" and/or "Extra Assets" that must be resolved.
  3. Submit valid files to APM by clicking "Submit to APM", at which point you will get a summary of your submission contents in queue and Library Portal will be temporarily suspended until submission is complete.
    Note: The green "Submit to APM" button will only be active if all Metadata/Album Art/Lyrics/Audio files loaded Pass cross validation and no missing or extra assets exist.

  4. Once submission is complete, you will receive an email confirming the submission and a unique submission ID will populate in the "History Log" for the asset(s) in question.

Tagging Tool Features
  1. Tagging:
    1. Click inside the box beneath the Facet Category to open to facet dialogue box.
    2. Either scroll down or type the name of the facet member you want to add.
    3. Check the box(es) to the left of the facet(s) you wish to add.
    4. Click “OK”.
  2. Audio:
    1. NEW Albums: If you uploaded audio along with your metadata, click the green “Play” button in the bottom left corner. 
      • The tagging tool will play the uploaded audio for that track.
    2. EXISTING Albums: If you are re-tagging an older album that has already been released by APM, click the green “Play” button in the bottom left corner. 
      • The tagging tool will play the existing audio that lives on our internal servers.
  3. Additional Features:
    1. Change Tracks: Choose the track you wish to tag from the track drop-down on the top right of the tagging tool.
    2. Track Descriptions: Edit track descriptions from within the tagging tool.
    3. Copy Facets: Click the blue “Copy” button on the top left to copy facets:
      Note: Don’t forget to edit the “Track Type” if you have copied your tags to all tracks in a song.
      1. From: Another track to the currently selected track
      2. To: All tracks in the song
      3. To: All tracks in the album
    4. Review Later: Click the “Review” button at the top to mark a track “NeedsReview”.
      Note: this will need to be turned off in order for the file to pass validation.

>For any questions or issues, please contact the metadata team through these steps.

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6255 W Sunset Blvd Ste 900
Hollywood, CA 90028-7458
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