For those looking to release a public domain single/EP/Album, make sure to properly enter the titles of your release to pass our Distribution review process and ensure your music is available on your release date.
In the examples below, we will reference classical repertoire releases. The same could also apply for most other public domain songs eg. Holiday music or US works published after 1925.
Formatting: The album title should include the composers, followed by a colon, followed by the work titles, catalog numbers, or type of works such as Sonatas or Preludes.
For example: Beethoven: Violin Concerto, Op. 61 – Brahms: Symphony No. 1, Op. 68
Recording Dates: If the track title contains the recording date, use the following format: the main track title, followed by the word “Recorded” and the year recorded in parentheses.
For example: Mozart: Die Zauberflöte, K. 620: Overture (Recorded 1954)
Consistency: Track titles should be treated consistently. If an album includes information for one title, the information should be included for all other titles.
The following group of tracks are consistently formatted:
- Piano Concerto in G Major, M. 83: I. Allegramente
- Piano Concerto in G Major, M. 83: II. Adagio
- Piano Concerto in G Major, M. 83: III. Presto
The following group of tracks are not consistently formatted:
- Piano Concerto in G, M. 83: I. Allegramente
- Concerto for Piano and Orchestra in G Major, M. 83: 2. Adagio
- Concerto in G, M. 83: Presto
Versions, Arrangements, and Transcriptions: If a work has been altered from the original composition, this must be noted at the end of the title.
For example, “Gianni Schicchi: O mio babbino caro (Arr. for Piano).”