Compliance and requirements

To deliver Releases to Believe Digital, you need to have an access to the Believe Backstage.

Here is a list of the metadata required to be filled for any Release to become compliant for submit to Believe Digital.

Album

  • Main Artists can't be blank
  • Main Genre / Subgenre can't be blank
  • Record Labels can't be blank
  • Physical Release Date can't be blank
  • Artwork must be present
  • Artwork must be between 1500 and 3000 pixels with square ratio

Track

  • Main Artists can't be blank
  • Title Language can't be blank
  • Audio Language can't be blank
  • Recording Year can't be blank
  • Recording Type can't be blank
  • Main Genre / Subgenre can't be blank
  • Authors can't be blank
  • Composers can't be blank
  • Audio is missing

Release

  • Copyright Owners (C-Line) can't be blank
  • Recording Owners (P-Line) can't be blank
  • Price can't be blank

Release Track

  • Price can't be blank
  • Recording Owners (P-Line) can't be blank

How to submit to Believe Digital

  1. Connect to your account on the Believe Backstage
  2. On the left sidebar click on “New Release” then “Multiple Releases” (even if you have only one Release in your ZIP package)
  3. Select the metadata file (releases_metadata.xls) found in the “releases” folder you just unzipped on your desktop and click the “Import” button
  4. Click on the link “Edit it here” in the “Import report” section
  5. Upload artwork included in the ZIP package under the “Release Information” tab
  6. Drag and drop audio files included in the ZIP package under the tab “Upload Assets” (please use the web uploader)
  7. If needed, adapt and/or correct metadata (Please check “Incompatibility and known bugs” below)

Incompatibility and known bugs

  • All the Artists detected on Tracks are automatically added as Primary artists
  • You will have to add Release “Featured Artists” value manually because is not supported in the metadata file
  • You will have to add Release “Version/Subtitle” value manually because is not supported in the metadata file
  • You will have to add Release “Format” value manually because is not supported in the metadata file (“Album” is added by default)
  • If the Subgenre choose is the same that the Genre (example “Blues - Blues”), that field will come out as empty
  • The oldest tracks’ production year is automatically added as the Releases’ production year
  • If the “Label” does not exist in the Backstage, you will have to create it before or after the submission
  • When submitting releases with your own ISRCs, you will get error messages because the “Ask to generate an ISRC” checkbox will not be checked with “No” for each track. To solve this problem, you will have to go to the “Submissions” tab of your release then click on "Edit all ISRC codes" at the bottom of the page to mass update all those checkboxes to “No”.

These instructions are subject to change without any notice by the Recipient. If you find a bug, please notify us.

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