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Creating a Release
Everything you need to know when creating a digital release
Why are UPC & ISRC required?
Short answer... organization & security. Slightly longer answer... Required by SoundScan for reporting to the Billboard Charts. Helps us identify fraudulent uploads & releases We do not currently offer UPC & ISRC registration for Albums or Tracks, but digital aggregators like Ditto Music, Tunecore, and DistroKid will supply UPCs and ISRCs as part of their service.
How do I create a digital release?
Effortlessly. Creating a digital release in Single is easy. Even still, we’ll walk you through the process. It all starts in the Single Dashboard. Select “Create Digital Release” to begin. You’ll be prompted to enter information about your release. This is the “metadata” for your album, so be sure the info you enter is correct - it cannot be changed! Enter
Why is WAV, AIFF, or FLAC required?
Consistency & Quality. To reduce the chances of corrupted files or poor conversion, we're going to take care of that part for you. This way you have one less thing to worry about and your fans know they are getting the best possible quality - straight from the source! We create 3 different formats from your lossless file. When fans purchase music, they receive a link to a landing page; from there they can download an MP3, FLAC or WAV. We included an example of our landing page
What are the Artwork requirements?
No Potatoes. Cover art must be in the JPEG or PNG file formats and in the RGB color space with a minimum size of 1400 x 1400 pixels and a maximum size of 2048 x 2048 pixels. Do not include additional icons, download symbols, or logos as these will be encoded into the MP3. If additional symbols are necessary please edit the artwork or liquid files via the Shopify admin.
How do I start a pre-sale before my album is finished?
There are situations where you may want to start a pre-sale before your tracks have been mixed, mastered or otherwise completed. In fact, if you are creating a DIY crowdfunding campaign, this will certainly be the case. There are a couple ways to do this, depending if you're offering a pre-release single or if your album will be released all at once. If your entire album is released at once... 1.) Create a product i
How do I schedule individual track release dates?
Inside your Single Dashboard… When you create a digital release in Single, you can select a Release Date and a Pre-order Date. You can also create a cascading release - or tracks that are released leading up to an album release. This is a great way to build momentum. For instructions on creating a digital release, check out our past support doc. In this article, we’ll focus specifically on indivi
How do I set up a pre-order?
Pre-orders are a great way to build momentum for an album or EP release. With Single Music + Shopify, you can set digital and physical pre-orders to be automatically delivered / shipped on the release date. Payment Auth When setting up for a pre-order, it is better to not capture payment immediately unless the customer knows that the product is not yet available. With Shopify, you have the ability to authorize a payment without collecting funds immediately. In your Shopify admin page, go