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But trust me, resist that urge. Spotify alone acknowledges almost 1, genres. It might seem daunting and unnecessary, but all those little niches are actually good for you and your music. They give you the opportunity to put your music where it belongs and deliver it to exactly who wants to hear it. Dig into some of the niches that each store includes. Who knows, maybe your music perfectly fills a genre that you never even heard of?
One of the best ways to make good music is collaboration. Releasing music is a great time to celebrate those collaborations. But no matter what always discuss your ideas for featuring artists before you wrap your projects and release them. So take care of that conversation BEFORE you build your release and acknowledge everyone that made your record as good as it is. Each code is 12 digits long and identifies things like country of release, and the year the ISRC was issued.
When a recording is distributed, most times an ISRC is created for that recording. Digital music distribution services will create ISRCs for you when you build your release. Either way, the same ISRC code will apply that you were given the first time around. The difference between singles, albums and EPs is an interesting subject. It can all get quite confusing…. If you hype up your new album, and then it appears as an EP in the online stores, it might be confusing for your fans.
So decide early and promote accordingly! Each digital store categorizes releases differently. Know how your release will appear before you start promoting. All other releases will appear as Albums. Remember: each release type will appear in the stores automatically based on these criteria. Make sure you know what your release will appear as!
Each album should reside in its own subfolder, and the files should all have correct metadata so that Album Art Downloader knows what to search for. If your house is in order, great; but if you need a bit of help getting there, check out our previous post showing How to Clean Up and Fix Your Music Library with the MusicBrainz Database. Once your library is all neat, move on to the next step.
This is the Search window. Its job is to help you find the cover art for one single album, using a myriad of sources. From our experience, Amazon and Google Images are usually enough to track down most albums.
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