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    Specs for distribution cover art

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    Image: 

    • Should be good quality, without blurriness or pixelation
    • If your original image is not square, double check that it 'translates' okay when uploaded into the standard square format. Some images may crop or align incorrectly. Also, check the image is the right way up and not rotated incorrectly

     

    Format:

    • Minimum size: 1400 x 1400 pixels
    • Maximum size: 6000x6000 pixels
    • Acceptable formats are .png or .jpeg

     

    Cover Text:

    • Cover text should be exactly that which is included on the release (i.e. Artist, Collaborator, Title, and Label)
    • Spelling must match the information in the release exactly
    • If you feature an artist, the primary artist and the featured artist must be clearly marked as such
    • Artwork credit can be included but must be notated as such so as not to be confused with any other text e.g. "Designed by..." or "Cover art by..."

     

    What cannot be included in the artwork:

    • Website and social media handles
    • References to physical packaging (i.e. CD logo)
    • Advertising
    • Copyrighted images without written permission from the original owners
    • Years or dates
    • Barcode 

     

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