A release can be rejected for several reasons with most releases being rejected due to some common issues. The good news is, the majority of these issues can be fixed easily and sometimes, we'll even fix them for you.
We've broken down why releases are often rejected into different sections. Keep reading! 👀
- You included social media icons in your artwork, a username for an account on social media or a link to your website.
- The release title you submitted doesn't match the one you have put in your artwork. Stores are super picky about this!
- You have an artist name that isn't listed anywhere in your metadata. Our team has eagle eyes and they will spot this without a doubt!
- You uploaded an image that you've used before - repeating artwork is a big no!
- You've uploaded a picture from Google - that's copyright! Don't do that!
All of these issues can be fixed by following our post about artwork requirements.
- Your title contains your artist name - we actually have our system fix this for you - cool right!
- The genre of music doesn't match what you've submitted at all. If you're submitting a Hip-Hop/Rap release, don't say it's classical, it's not.
- Your release date is a little funky! Really want to push your release out 3 years from now?
- Your metadata is too generic. See what we mean here 👉
Most of these issues are just silly mistakes and we try and correct these for you.
- The track you uploaded isn't yours, it's another artist and our system has caught you. You can only submit music which you've created and not a piece of work made by another artist.
- You marked your track as explicit but it includes lyrics! You must state the language if your track has lyrics.
- Your track is too short.
- Your track includes samples or is a remix of an original artist's work - you can't use another artist's music without permission.
- The average length of the tracks on your album is less than 60 seconds. Stores don't like this.
- You uploaded a Podcast or Ringtone - we can't distribute these, sorry.
All of these issues are covered in depth over on our track requirements.