We recommend a WAV file in stereo, 44.1 kHz sample rate, and 16 bit.
While we do accept WAV files with up to 24 bit / 96kHz encoding, we recommend 16 bit / 44.1kHz. If you receive an error that your WAV file “isn’t a WAV file”, it’s likely that it needs to be reprocessed to these specifications.
You must submit full tracks and tracks that do not cut off abruptly. We do not deliver single-track releases that are less than 30 seconds.
Here are the steps for converting your files in iTunes, if they need to be formatted or reprocessed. This will make it possible for you to upload your music to our site. Remember after you are finished converting them, go back and change those settings in your iTunes player back to mp3 and not WAV or else everything you import in the future will be imported as huge WAV files and fill up your hard drive.
Here are the instructions:
- Open up your iTunes
- Go to 'Edit' and select 'Preferences'
- Select 'Import Settings'
- Change 'Import Using:' to 'WAV Encoder'
- Change 'Setting:' to 'Custom'
- Set 'Sample Rate' to 44.100 kHz
- Set 'Sample Size' to 16-bit
- Set 'Channels' to 'Stereo'
- Click OK, and locate the file(s) in your iTunes library, .
- Highlight the file(s), right-click and select 'Create WAV version'
A .wav version of each selected file will appear below. You can then drag those WAV files to your desktop, and upload them from there.