When you upload your works on ArrangeMe, they are distributed and sold via Sheet Music Direct (SMD) and Sheet Music Plus (SMP). While both platforms are dedicated to presenting your work accurately, there are some differences in how they handle metadata.
Sheet Music Plus: In addition to the thousands of ArrangeMe sellers, SMP distributes content from hundreds of other sources, each of which maintains a slightly different catalog data structure. To standardize genre and other metadata, the SMP team curates a robust set of catalog rules. These rules have been developed over many years and are designed to ensure a consistent experience for consumers. This means that the genre and other metadata for your uploads might appear slightly different on SMP than you might expect.
For example, SMP may automatically add “Britpop” as a genre for titles by The Beatles. Or you may see that “19th Century“ is renamed as “Romantic Period.” Or, when “A capella” or “Chamber” are set as a genre, this is reflected as a subcategory of Ensemble.
- Sheet Music Direct: Given the more focused scope of SMD, your genre and other metadata elements are likely to appear more closely to the options you’ve selected on ArrangeMe. That said, you may still encounter some minor differences from time to time. Genre search filters are also currently limited to one per product, but all will return with a keyword and appear on product pages.
The differences in genre and other metadata handling are rooted in each retailer's unique approach to serving their customers. Both methods have their merits, and understanding these can help you set the right expectations about how your work is presented online.
We understand that seeing your work presented differently across platforms might raise some questions or concerns. If you're curious about how your metadata appears, or if you suspect there might be an error, don't hesitate to reach out. Please contact our support team at email@example.com with specific examples of your work so that we can work with the appropriate parties to investigate.