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Helpful info for uploading your release
How do I add artist roles?
Music platforms show only some song credits. Besides the Primary Artist, most show only: Composer and Songwriter Featuring Artist Producer For these people to appear in the credits of your songs, you must upload their names and roles in the "Artist" field on each track on the Limbo Music platform. ** Important: ** Please write the name of each person exactly as it appears in the platform. Example: if your Featuring Artist is "Andrés López" but in the platform his artist profile is "And
What is the UPC/EAN or "barcode"?
The UPC (Universal Product Code)/EAN ( European Article Number ) or "barcode" is the code that identifies your release. It is mandatory to have a UPC per release if you want distribute on digital platform. In case the release you want to distribute already has a UPC, you can use it. How to know if your release already has a UPC? If the release you are uploading has already been distributed in some format, either digitally or physically (for example on CD), it is very likely that
Can I use samples and distribute remixes?
You can distribute samples, mixes and remixes ** only of your own songs **. If your remix is of another artist's song or contains any part of another artist's original music, stores require that you present the express permission of the owner of the phonogram. Distributing a mix or remix is not the same as distributing a cover. In the case of a cover, you can buy the license. [How to upload a cover?] Obtaining rights to samples, mixes and remixes is difficult. You should be able to contact t
What is a ISRC code?
The ** ISRC ** is the International Code of Identification of Sound and Audiovisual Recordings. It was developed by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) as a means of identifying sound and audiovisual recordings. Identify the ownership of the original recordings that are released to the public. If your songs don't have an ISRC code, Limbo Music will assign them to you for free. Important: the ISRC is the "identity document" of the musical work, therefore it is very impor
Cover Image Rules
** The cover must be: ** Square. Minimum size 3000 x 3000 pixels, maximum 4500 x 4500 pixels. Format: jpg or jpeg. RGB mode. Maximum 36Mb. ** The cover image can include only the following texts: ** Name of primary artist. Name of the release. Name and/or logo of the record label. Important: Any other text, regardless of its language, will be considered by Quality Control as "Additional Information," which will cause the release not to be approved until the cover is modi
Can I upload karaokes and tributes?
You can distribute karaokes and tributes, but remember that the original artist's name should NOT be in any artist field, neither at the track level nor at the album level. Don't use phrases such as "Originally Performed by," "In the style of," "Tribute to," "Cover of," "Originally Performed By," "In the Style of," "Tribute to," or "Cover of." Karaoke or tribute albums must not be misleading. Don't use the original artist names as the album title or song title. Content deemed misleading wil
Audio file format
Audio files must have gone through a professional mastering process. Once you have loaded the audios, listen to them to ensure they are correctly uploaded using the "play" button on the player (top right of your screen). Accepted audio type and quality: *.Flac or .wav format Minimum: 16 bit, 44.1 kHz, stereo. Recommended: 24 bits and 48Khz or 24 bits and 96Khz, stereo. Maximum silence time at the end of the tracks: 10 seconds. ☝Remember that you will NOT be able to add or remove tracks f
Upload the music in advance
All digital stores recommend uploading the music in advance. This has several benefits: Be taken into account by Spotify algorithmic Playlists like Discover Weekly and Release Radar of your listeners. If this is your first release, you will be able to check your Spotify artist profile (blue check mark) and edit it: add a photo and bio before the music is released. See [this article] how to do it. Submit a song to Spotify Editorial Playlists. See [in this article] how to do it. Carry ou
Can I upload a cover?
A cover is your version of a song by another author. To distribute it in digital stores it is not longer necessary have a licenses for digital distribution. In order for the composer (author of the melody) and songwriter (author of the lyrics) to collect the corresponding copyrights, you must enter their names and surnames with the corresponding role in the field "Artists and Collaborators" in the Limbo Music music upload form. Remember that when uploading a cover you must **check the "Thi
How to upload a release
Login to your Limbo Music account and press the "New Release" button on the left panel. Step 1 - Album Complete all the fields on sheet “1. Album". Press "Next" once the release information is complete. Step 2 - Tracks You can create the tracks by dragging and dropping your audio or clicking on the box. Enter each track and complete all the required fields. This is the time to include contributors (featuring, lyricist, producer, performer) on the tracks. Please enter th
In the Copyright field, you must write the name of the owner of the copyright, that is, the person or entity that owns the exclusive rights to the work, preceded by the year in which they were obtained.
What is Catalog Number?
The Catalog Number is the code that identifies your release within your catalog. You can use letters and numbers or a combination of both, for example, DISC001. If you don't have a catalog number, one will be assigned automatically.
In the Publishing field, you must write the name of the person or entity that owns the publishing rights, that is, the person who owns the exclusive rights to the recordings, preceded by the year in which they were obtained.
Original Release Date
In the field Original Release Date, you must indicate the date it was initially published. This date may differ from the "Digital Release Date" if, for example, the release was previously released in physical CD format or even digitally. If the release was not previously published, you must enter the same date as in the "Digital Release Date" field.
Digital Release Date
In the field Digital release date you must indicate the date you want your release to be available in stores. It will be available from 00:00h. Of each country.