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    How Do I Distribute a Single Release on Songtradr?

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    If you wish to distribute your music, Songtradr offers distribution to all major streaming platforms including Spotify, Apple Music, Deezer and more.

     

    HERE'S HOW:

    • Login to your account
    • Click Distribution on the left navigation bar

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    • Click + New Single

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    • Type in the Release Title of your Single
    • Click Create

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    1) ENTER DETAILS

    • Select Release Title Language
    • Select Country of Origin
    • If applicable, enter Version e.g. Remastered
    • Enter Record Label (this will appear as your release's P-Line)
    • Enter C-Line
    • If applicable, enter Catalog Number
    • Click on the Main Artist field to enter your artist information or select a previously inputted artist from the pop-up window

     

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    • If there are no prior release artists, click Create New Release Artist

     

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    This will bring up a new dialog box where you can:

      • Enter your Band Name (or Artist Name) OR your Last and First name, if that is your artist name
      • Enter your Spotify URI to ensure the release will go to your correct profile on Spotify
      • Enter your Apple Music profile link to ensure the release will go to your correct profile on Apple Music
      • (Click here on how to find and add your profile links)
      • Click Save Artist when you are done

     

    Note: Please leave this section blank if you do not have existing profiles. Also, do not enter a URI/link of an artist that is not yourself.

     

     

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    • Repeat steps for Contributing Artist(s) or Featured Artist(s) (if applicable) 
    • Click Save & Continue when you are done

    Once the artist is saved, you will be able to add them to your release.

     

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    2) EDIT YOUR ARTWORK

    • Click Edit Artwork to open up the editor

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    Use the search bar to populate stock images from Unsplash where you can choose from real photos from the Unsplash community of photographers. If you choose to use Unsplash:

    • Type any query into the Search bar to bring up relevant images (e.g. sunset)
    • Select an image

     

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    Click Upload your own to choose an image from your device. Please make sure your image is formatted in square dimensions:

      • Minimum size: 3000 x 3000 pixels
      • Maximum size: 6000 x 6000 pixels
      • Acceptable formats are .png or .jpeg

     

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    Add Text

    • Click New Text
    • Enter your Release Title
    • Enter your Artist Name
    • Select Font Size, Alignment, Font Color, Background Color, and Line Spacing if you wish

     

    Tip: Simply click Insert Your Title and/or Insert your Artist Name in the lower lefthand corner and it will automatically populate.

    Note: All artwork must contain your release title and artist name. 

     

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    Add Text Design (optional)

    • Select a Text Design to add creative text designs to your artwork

     

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    Transform (optional)

    • Crop your image

    Note: All images must be square dimensions to adhere to streaming platform guidelines.

     

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    Adjust (optional)

    • Adjust your image's Brightness, Contrast, Saturation, etc.

     

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    Filter (optional)

    • Add a filter to your artwork

     

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    Focus (optional)

    • Add Radial, Mirrored, Linear, or Gaussian focus to your artwork

     

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    Save artwork when you are done! Click here for more tutorials on our Artwork Editor >

     

     

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    3) COMPLETE SONG DETAILS

    • Click to add a song to your release

     

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    Your catalog will open up.

    • Click Select on the song you want to distribute

     

     

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    This will bring up the Song Editor window.

     

    From here you can:

    • Add a Version Title (i.e. Remix, Instrumental)
    • Select Song Title Language
    • Add any contributing or featuring artists
    • Select Genre
    • Select Recording Version
    • Enter previously acquired ISRC's (if you don't have one we will assign you one)
    • Mark if your track is explicit
    • Mark if your track is a cover
    • Enter Composers and Record Label/Master Owners of the track
    • Click Save when you are done

     

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    • Click Next when you are done

     

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    4) SELECTING STORES

    • Check all the boxes or select the individual stores you wish to have your music released to for distribution
    • Select your Download Pricing
    • Select your Territory
    • Select whether you want your music to automatically be distributed to any stores added in the future
    • Click Save & Next when you are done

    Note: You can return to any previous windows by clicking any of the steps in the progress bar e.g. Artwork.

     

     

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    5) ORGANIZE YOUR SCHEDULE

     

    Choose your Delivery Method

    • On a Specific Date
      • Open Choose Date calendar to select your exact release date
      • The default delivery time is 14 days. We deliver releases as scheduled but cannot always guarantee exact dates as each streaming platform's release policies may differ.
    • Pre-Sale
      • Promote your upcoming release and launch with impact by pre-selling your music on Apple Music, Amazon, and other download platforms.
    • Priority Release
      • Ensure a rapid release of your music on major platforms within 72 hours.

     

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    Note: If your single has been released previously:

    • Switch the This Single has been released before toggle to ON (BLUE)
    • Enter original release date
    • Enter UPC/EAN Code

     

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    You're almost there!

     

     

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    Final step!

     

    6) FINALIZE!

    • View a Preview of how your release will appear on the major streaming platforms
    • View Subscription Plan & Add On to see if your current plan covers the release or if you need to upgrade
    • Confirm final validations
    • Proceed to payment (if applicable) and Submit!

     

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     Congratulations, you have just distributed your release!

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