Setting up a Release

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Are there best practices around formatting metadata?

Yes, there is! There is a lot of documentation around this.
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What audio file specifications does UnitedMasters accept?

We strongly recommend uploading 16-bit, 44.1kHz stereo .wav files, as this is the distribution standard across streaming and download...
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What image specs does UnitedMasters support for cover art?

Images must be: 3000 x 3000 pixels (6000 x 6000 max), 72 DPI, .jpg files...
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Do I need to enter a label?

The Label field is a required field with streaming sites even though it is not visible to consumers.
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Who is the songwriter?

The songwriter is the person(s) who wrote the music. This would be the person(s) who wrote the lyrics, wrote the music or beat, or...
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What are the differences between Explicit, Clean, and Not Explicit? How do I know which one I should select?

Explicit means that the content contains explicit language or themes. Clean means the content initially was explicit, but has been edited...
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What are my pricing options for a track?

There are three price tiers that are universally used: $1.29, $0.99 and $0.69. There are corresponding tiers in international territories...
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What is a format?

The release format can be one of the following: a Single, an EP, an album (LP)...
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What are my pricing options for a release?

Depending on the format, you will have a few options for pricing.
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What is a UPC? Do I need one?

A UPC is effectively the bar-code for a music release, and is used for sales tracking and reporting. UnitedMasters will issue a UPC for...
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What is an ISRC? Do I need one?

ISRC stands for International Standard Recording Code, and they are used across the music industry effectively as a product code... ‚Äč
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