If you want to get your music discovered online, one the first things you need to do is make sure you have good cover art. We all judge a book, or in this case, music, by its cover. After audio, cover art is the next most important asset for your release, and is often where artists have the most trouble.
To make creating release cover art as easy and inexpensive as possible, we have collated some of our favourite free online tools for you to use to create beautiful cover art that meets the cover art guidelines – no design skills necessary!
Royalty Free Stock Image sites
These sites allow you to download thousands of hi-res images you can use to create your 1500x1500 pixel cover art. As they are ‘royalty free’ it means you can use without needing permission. Just type in a keyword and search away.
Free design tools
The sites below will help you create your cover art in the right size (1500x1500 pixels, 1:1 square) add text, filters and any other design elements you want. Get creative!
Before you get started read the cover art guidelines carefully. If your cover art doesn’t meet the requirements, it will get rejected by our team and you’ll need to change it before resubmitting.