Music Discovery Requirements

V.E Metadata Schemas: EBUCore

EBUCore is a metadata schema based on Dublin Core developed by the European Broadcasting Union.[1] The “specification addresses the creation, management and preservation of audiovisual material.”[2] As such, it has limited applicability to describing music materials, particularly as regards musical Works and Expressions. It can be used to describe carriers for audiovisual materials as well as for describing events, such as the recording of a live performance. For archival collections with a large number of spoken word or field recordings EBUCore could be very useful. Beyond using EBUCore for structured descriptions of musical resources, EBUCore can be used to annotate the recordings themselves.

[1] Tech 3293, EBU Core Metadata Set, Specification v. 1.6, Geneva, June 2015, accessed August 25, 2017 via WayBack Machine March 3, 2016 version. . Version 1.7 released Geneva, 2017 after MDR2 went into final review. EBUCore Metadata Specifications page,

[2] Tech 3293, EBU Core Metadata Set version 1.6, 7.