Level's Artist Support team listen to and review every single track submitted by Level artists to make sure that release details, artwork, and audio meet the requirements set by the music services.
To ensure that your release is accepted and sent to music services as quickly as possible, please follow the specifications laid out on the top of the New Release page found on your Dashboard.
In general, it's best practice to follow the rules set out in the iTunes Style Guidelines, but some quick tips related to the most common issues we see are below.
- Your Release artwork must not include any additional text beyond Release Title, Label, and Artist Name. We recommend keeping the text to a minimum. Release Title and Artist Name must match exactly on your artwork and under release details.
- Your release artwork cannot include references to social media, including your social media handles, or social media app logos/branding
- ‘X’ cannot be used on cover art to designate a Featured Artist. Please list ‘Feat.’ or ‘ft.’ on the cover art in its place.
- Make sure there are no images or references to other people or copyrighted characters on your artwork(e.g. memes, celebrities, athletes, etc.) as this would fall under the violation of copyright law and risk rejection.
- Track titles may never be all lowercase.
- Track titles cannot be all capitalized unless it is an acronym formatted with the correct punctuation.
- Do not abbreviate your Artist Name unless the abbreviation is included as a part of your artist logo.
- Add all Featured Artists in the Featured Artists section during the upload as they cannot be present in the title of the track (e.g. “Old Town Road” ft. Billy Ray Cyrus).
- Whenever a release has more than one track with the same title or if a release is part of a series, ‘Pt.’ or ‘Vol.’ must be used to differentiate them (e.g. “Antoon, Vol. 1”)
- The beginning and end of a track cannot have more than five seconds of silence.