To ensure that your release is accepted and sent to music services, please follow the specifications laid out on the top of the New Release page found on your Dashboard as well as the rules set forth in the iTunes Style Guidelines.
Some quick tips to make sure that your release gets approved:
- The beginning and end of a track cannot have more than five seconds of silence.
- 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”)
- Your Release artwork must not include any additional text beyond Release Title, Label, and Artist Name. We recommend keeping the text to a minimum.
- ‘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 (e.g. memes, celebrities, athletes, etc.) as this would fall under the violation of copyright law and risk rejection.