CMTA genre code weirdness
updated about 1 month ago
See the CMTA genre codes wiki page for a full explanations of these codes, including a full list of the meanings. This list tracks CMTA codes that are invalid or formatted strangely.
Basics of CMTA genre codes:
• Digits 1–2 define the main category (broad genres/styles).
• Digits 3–4 define the sub categories (more specific genres/styles).
• Digits 5–6 define the theme (holidays or other occasions).
When the main category (digits 1–2) is CO, DA, JZ, ST, VO, or WD, a sub category is required. This means that XX is not allowed as digits 3–4 when used with these main categories.
This list is not about critiquing the genre/style accuracy. Also, while there are guidelines for placement of the codes (the upper-right of the white area around the barcode); this list doesn't track those that are not designed this way.
I use the term "digits" to refer to the alphabetical characters that make up the codes, keeping the terminology used by the CMTA itself.
This list created 2020-02-06. Last item added 2020-02-07.