To distribute your album on over 35 digital music services, also known as online music stores or DSPs (digital service providers) you must take into account the following Meta Data requirements.

If you fail to meet the requirements as outlined below, your release will be rejected.

Capitalisation & Writing rules?

Use of capitalization letters. Titles have to contain capital letters at the beginning of each sentence. No other Capitalisation letters are allowed.

Use of Abbreviation. The words "Part" and "Volume" should be abbreviated as "Pt." and "Vol." (following format: "Title, Vol. X" and "Title, Pt. X" (where "X" is a number).

Use of special characters. Special characters as $, ¢, ∞, ¬, _, +, =, ≠, ´‚ `, *, etc. will not be accepted by the digital service providers.

Use of Numbers: when completing the metadata, refrain from using numbers unless they are followed by an abbreviation : "Title, Vol. X" and "Title, Pt. X" ("X" is a number)

Cover Art rules?

Quality of images. The cover art must not be any of the following: blurry, pixelated, mismatched, cut, rotated, incorrect, stretched or have any other quality issues.

Dimensions and file format. The cover art of all releases must accomplish with all following requirements:

  • Proportion: exactly squared.
  • Minimum size: 3000 x 3000 px.
  • Maximum size: 5000 x 5000 px.
  • Accepted formats: JPG, TIFF or PNG.
  • Maximum size of file: 36 MB.

 

 

 

 

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