What would be a good setup for still being able to manage metadata?
As many, I'm looking for a Google Play Music replacement. My shortlist now has Astiga and iBroadcast. The latter has its own storage, which seems convenient, but still I'd want a backup of my music, so I'd be syncing anyhow (and not automatedly), so this is not really an advantage compared to Astiga. iBroadcast does have its own metatag-editor, but again: since it's editing the online music files, my back-up would be out-of-sync, so again, not really an advantage.
The concept of Astiga to keep away from mastering the data storage is really appealing, when I think it through!
But perhaps some 'best practices' can be shared.
The ideal setup would seem to have a cloud storage, to Astiga can sync and to which I can sync on my PC. So if I would change metadata on my local files, it gets synced to the cloud storage and then to Astiga.
But I'm out of storage on my PC, so that would become a NAS on my local network... now it's getting complex, syncing a NAS to a cloud storage? Working with music files efficiently, even over the local network? I don't know... Well, it can't be rocket science, can it?
What software would be recommended to manage music files (metadata)? I always did this on Google Play Music... I've seen https://www.mediamonkey.com/, but not tried it yet. Are there many alternatives? Would it work when the files are on a NAS?
Just some thoughts, it will be fun!