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Releasing and DSPs

In the Releasing and DSPs category, we answer all questions related to your music before, during, and after your releases.

What happens if I can't find my song genre?

Distromono includes all genres accepted by our DSP partners. If you can’t find your song genre, try to select the closest one. These are the song genres currently offered by Distromono: Afrobeat, Afropop, Alternative, Big Band, Blues, Children’s Music, Christian/Gospel, Classical, Comedy, Country, Dance, Electronic, Fitness & Workout, Folk, French Pop, German Folk, German Pop, Hip Hop/Rap, Holiday, J-Pop, Jazz, K-Pop, Latin, Latin Urban, Metal, New Age, Pop, Punk, R&B/Soul, Reggae, Rock, Singer/Songwriter, Soundtrack, Spoken Word, Vocal, and World.

What happens if my release is rejected?

If your release is rejected, you’ll be immediately notified about any issue you encountered during your uploading process and we’ll send you the necessary instructions on how to proceed.

What happens if my song is released with the wrong artist profile?

It can happen to anyone. If your release appears on the wrong artist profile in any of the digital stores, go to Account > Contact Us and select “Issue with my artist profile on stores”. Don’t worry, it usually has an easy fix such as creating a new artist profile for you or moving your release to the desired artist profile.

What happens if there’s someone with the same artist name on Spotify?

If there’s someone with the same artist name on Spotify, don’t worry, you can still create the profile. We do recommend that before you choose a stage name for your project, check that it’s not already taken. Think long term: what if you become successful? Having two artists with the same artist name on Spotify can be quite confusing for listeners.

What is a UPC code?

In this domain, a UPC (Universal Product Code) is the code of the container for the songs, which can be a Single, an EP, or an LP.

What is the maximum number of tracks for an album?

This is an easy one! The maximum number of tracks for an album is 35 tracks.

What should I do if I can't find my songs on release day?

Panic. Just kidding. If you can’t find your songs on release day, but you received a notification from us confirming it was successfully delivered, go to Account > Contact Us and select the corresponding topic from the drop-down menu following an explanation of your case.

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Which song formats can I upload?

You can upload the following song formats to Distromono: WAV audio files in 16bit (44.1kHz resolution or CD Quality) and 24bit WAV files; however, mp3 files or 32bit files are not accepted. The only option is to convert other file formats to WAV which can be done using any conversion app, including web-based.

Will I get a landing page after my release?

Absolutely! Your landing page will be accessible on release day. Go to your Distromono Dashboard where you’ll see the main digital streaming platforms on which it has been released.

Can I access my music and artwork after they’ve been uploaded?

Yes, you can update your files anytime. You simply need to go to Account > Contact Us and select “Change/Edit Release” from the drop-down menu. Use the upload tool in the form to submit the revised ones.

Can I add a YouTube Content ID to my songs?

Yes, it’s easy! Opt-in to YouTube Content ID when uploading your song to Distromono or do it later. This will help your release be identified whenever it appears in a YouTube video. Check out this tutorial video about Youtube Content ID to learn more.

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Can I choose a preview point for my music on Instagram/TikTok?

You can and you should. It’s important that you choose a preview start point. Instagram and TikTok will use that default listening point when one of their users wants to use your music in their posts. Distromono allows you to select your own or leave it up to our algorithm!

Can I delete my track once it has been released? How long does it take?

Yes, you can remove any track that has been released on streaming platforms. This process usually takes between 24 to 48 hours (working days). You just have to send a message via Account > Contact Us for further instructions.

Can I edit a song once it’s scheduled for release?

Of course! You can edit your song once it’s scheduled for a future release, including artwork, audio files, as well as the release date itself. IMPORTANT: These changes must be implemented at least 48 hours before the desired release date.

Can I add a previously released single to my album or EP?

No problem! You can release as many singles as you want before submitting your new album or EP for distribution. When you upload the album or EP, you can include the singles that you have previously released using the ISRC codes and the exact same audio files and metadata.

Can I use All Caps or Lowercase for my song/album/artist names?

You can use the formatting you prefer, whether it’s your artist name, song title, etc. However, if you decide to use non-standard capitalization on your release (the standard being Title Case) you’ll be given a warning or alert message during the uploading process. Reason? DSPs are big fans of this unique form of capitalization, and might actually apply their own content style guides. If this is the case, we’re sorry to say that we’ll have to stick to what they say for the benefit of your release.

Does Distromono provide an ISRC?

Of course! Every time you release a song, Distromono provides an ISRC, as it’s generated automatically. An ISRC code stands for International Standard Recording Code; in simple terms, it’s the ID number of the song, which means that every song on a streaming platform has a unique code. This is something you’ll need to provide when you want to move your catalog to another distributor (see How can I transfer my songs from other platforms to Distromono?).

Does Distromono sync lyrics for my songs?

You caught us here, sorry. You will have to use Musixmatch for Artists to sync your lyrics manually. Don’t stress, it’s very easy and intuitive to use and in no time your lyrics will be synchronized on Spotify or IG Stories.

How can I edit my Artist Profile on DSPs?

Wouldn’t it be great if you could edit your Artist Profile in one click? Although managing your Artist Profile is somewhat similar in most DSPs, each platform offers step-by-step guides as well as tips to consider to make the most of your Artist Profile on each.

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How can I find my Artist/Album page in DSPs?

We’ll give you the easy answer first: enter your artist name, head over to your artist page, and then simply copy the URL. However, for platforms such as Deezer, you’ll need to create and account before you perform the search.

How can I find my music on Instagram?

You can find your music on Instagram in very few steps. Go to IG profile > Press + > Choose Story > Click on sticker icon > Music > Search for Artist name, Track, or ISRC.

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How can I upload a clean and explicit version of one same song?

During the upload process of your single or album, you indicate the version, explicit or clean, of each song. During this stage, the platform itself will guide you on each step. We know, pretty awesome.

How do I claim my Artist Profile on Amazon Music for Artists?

Easy one. You can instantly claim your Artist Profile on the Amazon Music for Artists portal (via web or mobile). Once claimed, you directly access their streaming analytics and Alexa music statistics on Amazon.

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How does distribution work for a single, EP, and LP in Distromono?

This is another tricky, and very important, one. However, for a successful distribution of a single, EP, and LP in Distromono you will need to make sure to review the ISRC of each to avoid duplicate distribution of the same tracks. Don’t worry, Distromono will guide you through the three main distribution stages: Release Details, Upload Tracks, and Review & Submit.

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How will I know if my song was playlisted?

To know if your song was playlisted, go to your Distromono Artist Dashboard to see a wide range of metrics and data to perform your own analyses. You can see your music’s performance and which playlists added them: user, algorithmic, editorial, or independent music curator. Pretty cool!

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When should I upload if I want my release to go live in a week?

Alrighty, so here’s the deal: different platforms can have different rules. So, to make sure everything goes smoothly, we suggest you upload your music at least 2 weeks before you want it to go live. That way, it’ll go through all the necessary stages on each platform – you know, ingest, index, display. Plus, it’ll give you time to send your official pitch to Spotify and Amazon.

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My song is a cover or uses a sample. Do you take care of the license?

This is something that is fully the responsibility of the artist, so Distromono does not take accountability for permission that should have been requested to proceed with the distribution of the cover or sample. Read our Cover Distribution Policy for more info.

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