We recommend a WAV file in stereo, 44.1 kHz sample rate, and 16bit.
While our uploader may 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 also submit full tracks and must 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 from there.
Your cover art must be in the following format:
Requirements and Specs
- File format: PNG, GIF, BMP, TIF, JPG or JPEG
- Color space: RGB
- Minimum dimensions: 1400x1400 pixels but highly recommend: 3000x3000 pixels.
- Square image: width and height must be the same.
- Images may not contain more than 50 megapixels or be larger than 10 Mb.
- Your image cannot be stretched, upscaled, or appear to be low-resolution.
Artwork Guidelines (also known as: follow or you’ll get rejected)
- The information on your cover art must match your release title and artist name.
- Artwork must not include a barcode or a QR code.
- Website addresses, social media links and contact information are not permitted on album artwork.
- Your cover art may not include sexually explicit imagery.
- You may not use a third-party logo or trademark without the expressed written permission from the trademark holder.
- Your cover art cannot have the word "EP" if it does not fall under the EP guidelines.