The way we format Classical Composer depends a lot on the composer and whether it’s public domain, cover or original.
For Public Domain:
Please list the full (or commonly accepted [See common names below]) name of the composer on the publishing page of your release. Please note that all accent marks should be included. You can download a list of popular composers here:
For Cover Songs:
Just fill out a licensing request and purchase licensing! We’ll take care of the rest.
For Original Songs
Please list the full name of the composer. Composers should only be listed in the “Artist Name” field if they are performing an instrument or conducting. The role of the composer is of special importance in classical content, so if the composer is also performing on the recording, please contact us to confirm that when asked by our content approval team. Especially important: If the composer is performing on the recording, the composer name and artist name must match exactly!
NOTE: Classical Composers will display in app on many partners. This is so people who want to listen to Beethoven can search for Beethoven and find the composer easily.