One major reason why artists don’t get paid is because they are missing metadata from their songs.
Whether you’re submitting to an aggregator like Tunecore for digital distribution, directly to a digital distributor like Soundcloud, or a music supervisor for consideration, it is critical that you get your Metadata right and have the following metatags filled in.
1. Name(s) of artist(s)
2. Names(s) of composers
3. Name(s) of performers
4. Song Title
5. Album title (if any)
8. Year Released
9. Track Number
12. Contact (yours/management)
13. Performing Rights Society Affiliation (ASCAP, BMI, etc.)
Mood and BPM might not seem necessary, but they are very important for music libraries and music supervisors, so make sure you take the time and always fill them in too.