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comment by kleinbl00
kleinbl00  ·  1140 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: In Streaming Age, Classical Music Gets Lost in Metadata

I tend to favor classical music by orchestra and conductor. Some spaces have much better acoustics than others and some conductors have a better grasp of how to make the music sing. I use Google Play Music (through iTunes and other stuff) and I've pretty much resorted to album title to get what I want.

The tragedy is that the ID3 tag on an MP3 is plaintext. Both GPM and iTunes are basically XML parsers. The data is there; the major services could add searching for it super-easy but they don't.