If your release has been rejected by our team because of your cover art, don’t worry you’re not alone! The stores have pretty strict rules around what can and can’t go on cover art and we find this one of the most common reasons an artist would need to edit their release.
The only pieces of information or text that are allowed on your release cover art are:
- your artist name
- the title of your release
- the name of the producer
- and a Parental Advisory logo (if it needs one, and you want one)
The most common mistakes we find are when people include:
- track titles & other information, e.g. ‘demo’
- record label information
- pricing information
- other artist or collective names
- record label or group ‘presents’
- trademarks, logos or other copyrighted material
We need to stick to the stores’ rules and any additional information on your cover art will need to be removed before we can approve and send to the stores to go live. All you need to do is edit your cover art, re-upload it in your artist account and re-submit for it to be checked again by our team.
For more info about how to create the perfect release, including cover art, check out our guide on how to upload a release on Spinnup.