Album’s and track’s descriptions and tags

1. Special characters. The text of the description of an album or track, as their linked tags, and song lyrics, must not contain any special characters such as the following (or similar):

(-), (_), (.) (*), (“), (•), (#), (@), (¢), ($), (%), (&), (=), o (º).

2. Links and emails. The description of the album or tracks, the lyrics, and album’s or track’s tags, should not contain any link to web pages, social media or similar networks references, or contain email addresses.

3. Text format. The description text of an album and its lyrics, must […] Read more

Album and track languages

Language support varies from DSP to DSP. We currently support every language that itunes supports, and some more. Most DPSs only use language information for internal search engine settings, and do not specify other uses in their specs, so we do our best to manage language use.

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1. Editorial or recording label. You must specify the name of the Label of your record or album respectively for each album.

2. Own label. If your album is not linked to any record label, you can specify a custom label name or alias (such as your artist name) of your choice in this field. Make sure that the name provided is not misleading or deceptive, nor violate the laws of intellectual property.

3. Label’s Name Length. The name of a label should not be too large, otherwise, it may cause metadata conflict for some […] Read more

Artist or band names

Please, be sure to accomplish all the following requirements in order to distribute your release correctly, thereby preventing additional updates and other arrangements that would imply additional costs to the distribution.

1. Artist name choice. Before distributing your album, make sure that no other artists is currently using the same artist or band name (similar or identical), since this can cause conflicts in the channels, and your albums may be combined under the catalog of the other artist with similar artist or band name, or vice-versa.

2. Primary artist assignation. The main artist of an album, must appear […] Read more

Prices, release date and licenses

1. Category prices. You must choose a price category from one of four price categories. This does not ensure an identical price in all channels, since the channels have the right to determine the final price of an product, depending on the territory and currency of a sale. The categories are indicative of the range of price you desire for each album individually.

The price categories (in the platform) are:

Budget: equivalent to an economic or the most affordable price.
Mid: equivalent to a standard or common prince in each channel.
Full: equivalent to a higher or more expensive than the standard price.
Premium: equivalent to […] Read more

Follow Version, karaoke, tributes, parody, orgel and covers

1. Versions. To indicate that a Version Track is different from the original, please use the corresponding field for this purpose. Version information will not be accepted as part of an album title. You should also use standard spelling, without abbreviations, and make a proper use of capitalization.

2. Name of the original artist on parody, version, karaoke, tribute and cover tracks or albums. For Parody, Karaoke, Tribute and Cover albums, the name of the original artist should not be displayed in any artist field on track level, nor at the album’s level. You must use clarifying […] Read more

How long does it take to publish a content?

From the moment a content is distributed by the user, the Quality Control (QC) will be carried out. If the content meets all the stipulated requirements,  then it will be approved, and then delivered to the corresponding channels.

When the delivery process is finished, the corresponding user will be notified (by email).

Once the content has been completely delivered to the channel(s), the timing for the publication will depend on each channel, which can take from 2 to 15 working days. For this reason, we recommend making the distribution as early as possible, at least 15 […] Read more

Why has Youtube Content ID revenue dropped significantly in January?

You may have noticed a huge drop of around 40-50% of the total Youtube Content ID revenue occurred in January. Here we explain to you why this happens.

Youtube Content ID is an advertisement-based service. The royalties pool is calculated each month based on the total advertisement investments.
Since Western markets are hugely influenced by holiday periods, and Christmas is the most important season of the year, brands focus their advertisement investments before the Christmas season, with a great peak in December.
The immediate effect is that they stop the investment by the end of December, and thus the January ad-revenue market size is significantly lower.

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What is (interactive) Streaming?

Interactive streaming is when a digital file is transmitted electronically to a computer or other device at the specific request of the end user in order to allow the end user to listen to a recording or a playlist contemporaneously with the user’s request.

Interactive streams are sometimes referred to as on-demand streams.

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