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Rigo Perez
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I'm not sure there is a standard ID3 tag for Country is there, not in the most common v2.3 spec anyway? Some of the more esoteric metadata formats (Vorbis, APE) have a Release Country tag.n And even then, that would be the country of release for that particular version of a track, not the origin of a band/artist (music file tags contain information about the track itself).

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17 hours ago, andrewilley said:

I'm not sure there is a standard ID3 tag for Country is there, not in the most common v2.3 spec anyway? Some of the more esoteric metadata formats (Vorbis, APE) have a Release Country tag.n And even then, that would be the country of release for that particular version of a track, not the origin of a band/artist (music file tags contain information about the track itself).

Andre

Esoteric metadata, lol :) love your rich vocab Andre.

Hmm yeah, Country of Release of that song. Hmm gets me brainstorming...

As I know, lots of popular music in the English-speaking Western world also gets released in non-English speaking markets. It unintentionally fuels Globalization in learning the English language. However, the reverse of this is not true and is in fact rare (except for EuroVision Song Contest). I don't know of any J-Pop or K-Pop songs (Japanese or Korean pop), I don't know of any Italian-spoken only artists/bands.

I do know of just one French performer DJ called Miss Kittin who did a remix release of a song 3ème Sexe. Entirely in French. I first heard that song on a 2008 TV advert for the 'Jean Paul Gaultier - Madame' perfume. The black n white filmed advert with fashion model Agyness Deyn, dancing around.

It's a cool sounding French song that is an Electro remix of a 1980s original. I've used this example as it's French lyrics with an international listener appeal.

Miss Kittin - 3ème Sexe:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NelkHngMFYg

and it's 2008 TV advert released here in the UK:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eoPk0XUSYxs

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Alternatively as Andre pointed out this is not to be confused with singers/bands from non-English speaking countries that perform their songs in the English language. Astrud Gilberto is a famous Brazillian artist but her widely known 1960s hit song "Girl from Ipanema" is sung in English. A-ha was a famous Norwegian band who's 1980s hit song "Take on me" was (you guessed it) sung in English with chart success.

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Hmm perhaps a new Library list option named Country's Release could be made. What do you all think?

Such a library list option would no doubt require Internet access to scan various online sources (Google, WikiPedia, Lyrics databases) for the correct language that song/music is sung in.

Additionally Poweramp could smartly make guesses on instances where song filenames are in non-Latin text UNICODE (such as Arabic, Hindi, Chinese text).

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I use genre for this. It seemed to make the most sense for me. Most of my music is America so my international music is small. You could do "British Rock" for example. If your music library is all over the place this may be time consuming and congestive.

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