Using uppercase, lowercase, abbreviations, accents and special characters

To ensure that the accents and capitalization appear correctly on all channels, you must specify an appropriate spelling in the metadata fields. Our Quality Control team reserves the right to correct errors in grammar, in spelling and punctuation.
1. Nonstandard capitalization. Titles have to contain capital letters at the beginning of each sentence and in proper names. For other cases, please check the next points.
The arbitrary use of capital letters can be accepted if the first word’s letter is in capital and is not written entirely in capital letters.
Titles should not contain all capital letters except in the following cases:
  1. If there is a cacophony. It means, a succession of letters that result an unpronounceable word and that can be associated to some acronyms.
  2. If they are real acronyms. In that case, it is obligatory to insert the letters with dots (.).
  3. For the artist’s names. Only when there’s a requested update in the channels from this profile or with a previous notification asking for the preservation of the name enterely written in capital letters. To communicate this kind of questions, please contact our Support Team.
Each language has its own requirements in the use of capital letters. For more information, please check Language requirements.
2. Abbreviation. The words "Part" and "Volume" should be abbreviated as "Pt." and "Vol.".
The titles that require the use of one of those two words, should have the following format: "Title, Vol. X" and "Title, Pt. X" (where "X" is a number).
The use of abbreviations will be obligatory when there is an homonymous topics succession in different parts, or when there is a numerical succession with same titles songs. The use of Arabic or Roman numbers can be chosen by the user, but it will have to support the criterion along the album.
Preferably the expression "Pt." has to be used only for tracks and "Vol." just for albums, with the exception of the singles, where is better to obviate the expression "Vol." unless it belongs to the real track title.
3. Accents and required characters. All western languages ​​should include all appropriate accents and characters, as required by the correct spelling of each language respectively.
Spelling mistakes will be allowed only if it is possible to argue any premeditation in certain contexts.
4. Use of special characters. Special characters use (as $, ¢, ∞, ¬, _, +, =, ≠, ´‚ `, *, etc.) won't be accepted, except when:
  • Same content or / and artist has been published previously in the same channels and the info can be confirmed by QC Team.
  • Special characters belong to a trademark and its confirmation document can be presented.
  • Following symbols: <, >, |, /, \, -, , , ., :, ;, !, ¡, ?, ¿, -, (, ), ·, &, ", ‘.
  • Following symbols as long as they go with a digit: º, %.
  • Following symbols as long as they are not used with promotional proposes or referring to social media: #, @.

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