The mastering for iTunes from Apple is creating the latest buzz in the recent years. Even, there are lots of confusion regarding this matter among the musicians and the music composers. Mastering music for the iTunes is a common process yet it is gaining importance due to its wide acceptance among the music lovers. There are four ways through which the mastered iTunes can be discussed. Have a look on them in brief-
If you realize that your item will be distributed and sold through the usual wholesale or may be the retail channels, you should then definitely consider paying the additional cost for the bar codes. The barcodes that are generally used in sales and marketing come in two different formats- one is the EAN13 and the other is the UPC-A. The first one is common. The second one has the advantage of being readable in most of the places in Europe and USA. But the EAN13 is more generic to the European market.
To all musicians; procedures like mastering, mixing and publishing sound very interesting. Have you all ever realized about there are some terms that are related to music and without them, it is not possible to publish even one single song? Each of the mastering engineer having good knowledge about the terms like Metadata embedding, UPC/EAN codes, QC and ISRC codes. They are very important when you are dealing with sound engineering. Without these codes, no musician can ever bring the music to live.