DISCO Discovery Suite: Libraries & Auto-tagging FAQ
Discovery Suite is an add-on subscription package that includes Libraries and Auto-tagging. Looking for FAQ on our Browse Libraries feature for supervisors? Find those here.
Discovery Suite FAQ
How much is the Discovery Suite?
Pricing starts at $10 per month for up to 250 tracks. More pricing options can be found below:
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Can I have a different track quota for Discovery Suite than I have in my base plan?
Yes – Discovery Suite track quota is independent from the base plan track quota but we recommend matching your base plan quota for simplicity.
What billing cycles are available?
Discovery Suite can be subscribed monthly or annually depending on the base plan billing frequency.
Can I subscribe to only Libraries, or only auto-tagging?
No, Libraries and Auto-tagging are sold as a package.
Does the quota mean I can tag or include in Libraries that many tracks each month?
No, your Discovery Suite quota is the total number of unique tracks connected to the AI (for auto tagging) or hosted in Libraries at any one time.
I have a base plan of 10,000 tracks and a Discovery suite quota of 2000 tracks. I auto-tagged 2000 tracks. Can I add any tracks that are not auto-tagged to Libraries?
Yes, you can add up to 2000 tracks (that are not auto-tagged) into Libraries.
What are DISCO Libraries?
DISCO Libraries let you present your catalog to clients on a simple, beautiful, searchable interface. Invite clients to search your music library and find what they need, when they need it.
Top music supervisors around the world trust DISCO to receive music. With DISCO Libraries, it just got even easier. Supervisors can browse your Library and save your music straight to their DISCO or download.
Can clients access my library without a login?
If you set your library to public, anyone can browse and stream the library, but only authorised, logged in users will be able to download the tracks, save them to DISCO and create playlists.
If you set your library to private, only logged in users will be able to access the library.
How customisable is the library design?
You can add your own logo and hero image, and customise the main library colour. You can also add artist images and bios, and playlist cover images. We’ve deliberately kept the experience consistent for supervisors to be able to find the tracks they’re looking for across libraries quickly.
Where do I manage metadata and tags?
Metadata and tags can be managed on the main track metadata edit area in your DISCO. Any changes to metadata are reflected in your Libraries.
Is sounds-like search available on the library?
Can I create multiple libraries?
Yes. Your library track quota will be shared collectively between libraries. 1 track can be in 10 Libraries and that counts as 1 track towards your quota.
What formats are available for clients to access?
Clients can access all formats you have associated with your tracks. You can limit download access to mp3s only in the Library Settings.
Are stats and analytics available?
Yes! Detailed stats are available for each library in its Stats section.
If a supervisor/recipient of the library URL does not have DISCO, can they still search, stream and download music?
Yes! Anyone you grant access to your library can access it, whether they have DISCO or not.
My music isn't tagged, can you help me?
We can! As part of your Discovery Suite subscription, you can tag your music with our auto-tagging.
Can I embed the library on my website?
No, however you can set up a url redirect with a custom domain once you're subscribed or simply link to your Library from your website.
Can you license music directly from my library?
No, not yet! Make sure you fill out the Contact section so you are easy to reach.
How can I get music from my other system into DISCO Libraries?
Contact our support team and we’ll help you import your music.
How can I get my Library discovered by music supervisors?
By opting in to make your Library discoverable in the Settings.
What is the benefit of using DISCO’s auto-tagging?
Tagging is time consuming and laborious. As multiple people become involved in the process, it’s hard to keep tags and definitions consistent. DISCO’s auto-tags are crowd sourced from our users in sync, and are based on the vocabulary our industry uses every day.
You can be confident that the consistency and quality of DISCO’s auto tags will improve your colleagues’ and your clients’ discovery experience.
Other services provide broad keywords and static, one time tagging that requires you to export and import into your library. DISCO’s auto-tags are seamlessly integrated into the way you work every day – no csv imports required.
How does auto-tagging work?
We trained our model by collecting keywords and tags most commonly used by music supervisors and sync teams. Our tags cover the key reference points in briefs and music discovery: genre, tempo, mood/feel, type, vocals, instrumentation, and BPM.
Tracks are sent to the AI system which listens and applies tags inside DISCO for instant access while searching.
How does sounds-like search work?
Sounds-like search –– which is coming soon to DISCO –– is a major time saving feature that allows you to see the most similar tracks for any song in your DISCO. It also lets you enter reference track links from YouTube and Soundcloud and get the most similar tracks in your library in return. Only auto-tagged tracks are included in the results.
Do you offer a one time auto-tag of my catalog?
We don’t offer a one-time bulk tagging for two reasons:
The tags are not static; the AI is constantly connected to your tracks and learning new vocabulary as tags are manually added and removed. New tags will be applied automatically when our AI learns new tags or improves its accuracy with existing tags.
Sounds-like search requires continuous connection to the AI. When you paste a reference YouTube or Soundcloud link into the search bar, it is sent to the AI to scan for similar tracks in your library. Only auto-tagged tracks are included in the results.
Can I cancel?
You can cancel your Discovery Suite subscription at any time. When you do, your Libraries will be unpublished and the auto-tags will be removed.
How can I search the tags?
Searching through tags is easy. Use the main search or click on tags on your tracks to filter your library:
For more on searching with tags, check out these videos.
Can I export my tags?
Yep! Just reach out to our support team who will provide you with a spreadsheet.
What if there’s a tag that’s not accurate?
Hover over the tag and click the X to remove. The AI system learns as tags are added and removed to improve accuracy. Removed tags will never be added back to the same track in the future.
If I delete a tag applied by auto tagging, will it be re-applied?
When you remove an auto tag, we keep a record of that deletion and auto tagging won't apply that tag to that track again. If you remove a tag from a track that you or someone from your team added, auto tagging won't add it back again.
Can I see which tags are mine and which ones are AI?
Not at the moment.
Can clients/receivers see the tags?
Tags can be written to the Comments metadata field as the track is downloaded or sent to another DISCO. This setting is controlled in Business Settings by account admins:
Note, iTunes cuts off the Comments field at 250 characters (DISCO does not).
Will the AI overwrite or remove any existing tags?
No, the AI will not overwrite or remove any tags you’ve manually added. It can however change existing tags that the AI has populated for a couple of reasons.
Firstly, if we push an updated tagging model, it might need to change existing tags in order to provide more accurate tags for a track based on the new model. If it previously tagged a track with ‘female vocal’, for eg, in a new, improved model it might change that vocal tag to ‘instrumental’, or it might update the BPM to a more accurate tempo.
In addition, we will occasionally remove tags the AI has added; we recently removed the ‘urban’ tag from our schema, and removed that tag where it had been added. But this will only happen very occasionally, and you’ll be advised if a tag is removed. The AI will never affect tags you’ve added.
Can I add my own tags?
Absolutely! Include additional tags by selecting the tag icon found here:
Select from tags in our schema, or add a new one in Settings > Tags.
Can I add my own custom tags for the AI to learn?
The AI learns as you remove and add new tags, and we’re always looking for new, relevant tags to train the AI on. Over time, the tags our AI returns will expand, and these will automatically be applied to your tracks where they fit.
How long does it take for tags to appear when I add new songs?
Anywhere from 10 seconds to a few minutes. The auto-tagging channel is scanned every 5 minutes and new uploads are tagged immediately.
What happens when I reach my auto-tagging track limit?
Additional Tracks will no longer be tagged. Contact our support team to upgrade your quota.
I don’t want my entire library tagged, can I choose which songs I wish to tag?
Yes! Only songs added to the Auto-tagging area in the left hand nav will be tagged. Removing from this area will not
Where can I view my tagging quota?
Auto tagging quota is visible in the Auto-tagged tracks area. If this is not visible for you, please contact support to make it visible.
Pricing and Subscription Information:
• Discovery Suite, which includes auto-tagging and DISCO Libraries, is a paid add on in addition to your DISCO base subscription. See the pricing table above for pricing.
• Payment frequency must match the base plan i.e. monthly or annual.
• The quota is not the number of tracks sent to be auto-tagged per month, or the number of tracks added to a Library in a month. It is the total number of unique tracks connected to the AI (for auto tagging) or hosted in Libraries at any one time.
Additional questions? Send us a note at firstname.lastname@example.org.