Release titles must not include:
- Information about the type of release or content, e.g. Single, Album, EP, Exclusive or Limited Edition, ft, with, &, vs, (unless it is part of the actual title of the track.)
- Text referring to physical or digital versions, e.g. E-Release, Digital Download, Digital Single, 2 CD set
- Text about the artist in the release title, e.g Spinnup Songs feat. Dr Up
- Production credits, e.g. “prod. by DJ Ketchup”
- Information about file formats e.g. .wav
- Incorrect title casing. All words in the title should start with an uppercase letter followed by lower case letters, except if there are prepositions in the middle of the title, such as: a, an, as, at, and, but, by, for, from, in, into, nor, of, off, on, onto, or, out, over, so, the, to, up, yet and with. The only exception is when the word is part of a verb phrase, for example: “Stand Up” or “Watch Out”
Here’s an example of the correct format: ‘In the Still of the Night’ or ‘Look Out Below’
- If your release has only one track then the title will need to be exactly the same as the track's filename. E.g Get Discovered.wav would be “Get Discovered”
If your release has two tracks then you can name it whatever you like. But if you have both track names in the title you must separate them with a forward slash (“ / “ ). Please note the forward slash needs to have a space either side. e.g “Get Distributed / Get Discovered”
We know that this sounds like a lot of rules but each store has its own set of requirements and to make sure your release is available at the earliest opportunity we need to make sure we address each one.
Artist names must:
- Be spelled correctly
- Be consistent with any artist names on your artwork
- Be formatted correctly, e.g. scronyms should be upper case and never use all lowercase or random casing.
- Not include any additional information, such as role, date, instrument, former band or a URL or website. All stores will reject releases with this information included.
- Only list a maximum of three primary artists for album releases. This does not apply for singles or EPs.
- Not have any featuring artists in the artist name field, this must be entered in the ‘Extra (featured artists)’ box when you upload your audio file.
Genre, Language & Release Date
- Select the primary genre of the release
- Select the primary language of the release
- When selecting your release date, click 'release ASAP' for your music to go live in stores within 3-10 business days
- OR you can select a future release date but this must be minimum 10 business days in the future
- If you would like your music to only be released in certain countries, please use the dropdown menu in the release fow to select which countries you would like your release to go live in
- If you don't check this box your release will be available worldwide
Please double check all information entered in your release is correct, and matches any information (title and artist name) on your artwork or in the filename of your audio file.