Audio file specifications

All audio files submitted need to be 44.1kHz and 16-bit stereo audio ONLY (.flac or .wav format is accepted)

  • M4A & MP3 formats are not accepted for submissions

If you're trying to submit a bit rate other than 16-bit, the system will notify you that this is not accepted. If you need an audio encoder, click here.


Please remove all embedded metadata from the audio files before submitting the release. Having metadata embedded in the file can cause issues with the upload. Partners do not process the metadata through the file; this is why you enter the metadata information in the other fields provided.


For LUFS, we recommend using between -12 to -14 LUFS TP 1 with our system. Spotify, Apple Music, and Youtube have their own loudness/compression algorithms. -14 LUFS TP-1 is ideal for Spotify and Youtube, Tidal uses around -14, and Apple Music uses around -16.

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