RIN-M:  Credits and Metadata, Solved

The metadata revolution in the music industry is here.  RIN-M creates a full set of metadata, in the least possible amount of time.  Also, we have made it free, to be sure everyone has access.  


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Be discoverable, receive your credits, and secure your legacy.

Influencers Release

We are calling on every downloader to use their full influence to build common use of RIN-M.

The music industry deserves credit for its work and RIN-M delivers the ideal elements, often discussed at conferences:

 Data gathered at the point of creation

 Workstation Integration / DAW Agnostic

 Standardized metadata format (First & only public RIN implementation)

 Users remain in full control of credit information

 Highly streamlined data entry with saved profiles

 Tools made available for educators (Partnered with The Blackbird Academy)

 Easy deployment and installation

Start using RIN-M today and begin sending RIN files downstream.  During the influencer phase, most people downstream will not be aware of it, you will need to inspire them to download and get started.

The final RIN file can be used to create accurate liner notes until we have finalized partnerships with major services.  We are actively building those partnerships.

Strong support during this phase is vital and we are planning future acknowledgement of your support.  If you have never shared or supported an industry movement before, now is the time.



DDEX is a consortium of companies including Apple, Amazon, Pandora, Spotify, and over 30 others.  They met over the course of 10 years to make music metadata standards.  For 4 of those years, The Recording Information Notification (RIN) standard was being discussed and prepared.

Now the wait is over, and a powerful industry-first is acheived.  Soundways developed the first software that implements the RIN standard, as a multi-platform audio plug-in.

RIN-M makes entering metadata as streamlined as possible, as it was developed using modern design thinking methods and UX auditing.

In seconds, hundreds of lines of metadata can be generated.


How does it work?

RIN-M is a check-in system for people and companies, as they create music.

  • Enter artist name & song title
  • Enter a participant's info and save it to a profile
  • Add additional info in the lower section
  • Export the RIN file & send it downstream with the project
  • Profiles are created only once, afterwards it takes only seconds to check-in with profiles


Where are .RIN files sent?

Send your .RIN files downstream to the next participant in the chain, so they may also check-in.


Mastering engineers, please archive .RIN files along with your sessions.

A list will be published of labels and services that accept .RIN files.  While the list is building, please remain dedicated to the workflow and always send your .RIN files downstream.


Download The Blackbird Academy / Soundways RIN-M eBook Free!
Soundways partnered with The Blackbird Academy to create this free resource for students and educators.


RIN-M is Available for Mac & PC in AAX, AU, and VST Formats
Minimum Requirements: Mac OSX 10.8 or Windows 7 with Protools 10 or any VST2, VST3 or AU host.