Compliance and requirements

To deliver Releases to The Orchard, you need to have an access to the The Orchard’s Workstation.

Here is a list of the metadata requirements required to be filled for any Release to become compliant for distribution through The Orchard:

Artist

  • Album Main Artist » Country can't be blank

Album

  • Artwork must be present
  • Main Artists can't be blank
  • Main Genre / Subgenre can't be blank
  • Record Labels can't be blank
  • Artwork must be 3000 x 3000 pixels
  • Original Release Date can't be blank

Track

  • Audio is missing
  • Main Artists can't be blank
  • Main Recording Session Country can't be blank
  • Recording First Owner Country can't be blank
  • Recording Ownership can't be blank
  • Audio Language can't be blank
  • At least one Author or Composer must be present

Release

  • Copyright Owners (C-Line) can't be blank
  • Recording Owners (P-Line) can't be blank
  • Price can't be blank
  • Digital Release Date can't be blank
  • Title Language can't be blank

Release Track

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

How to submit to The Orchard?

  1. Connect to your account on the The Orchard’s Workstation
  2. Click on the “Bulk Uploader” link above the “New Project” orange button (even if you have only one Release in your ZIP package)
  3. Once you reach the bulk upload page, click on the “Upload your spreadsheet” orange button and select the metadata file (releases_metadata.csv) found in the “releases” folder you just unzipped on your desktop
  4. To upload your audio and artwork files, click on the “Select your folder” grey button in the section below, choose the folder inside of your unzipped package, and click “Upload
  5. If needed, adapt and/or correct metadata (Please check “Incompatibility and known bugs” below).

Incompatibility and known bugs

  • No incompatibility and bugs have been identified yet

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

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