Releases in Songspace allow you and your team to keep track of all of the information related to each Release that you may be party to directly within your account. You can associate a Release directly to any new or existing recording in your account.

You can associate images, tags, genres, product information, IDs and more to any Release in your catalog. Additionally, each catalog in your account has its own Releases tab so that you can easily access them whenever you need to.

When creating and editing a Release, you are prompted to fill out a few fields. Here's what they mean:

  • Original title*: The original title of the Release you're creating.

  • Artist Name: The artist(s) associated to the Release - you can select whether they are the Main artist of the Featured artist on the Release.

  • Custom Display Artist Name: The name of artist(s) that will display on the Release and recording.

  • Release Record Label(s): The label(s) associated to the Release.

  • Preferred UPC/EAN: The UPC/EAN associated to the Release (you are also able to associate other UPC/EANs to a Release - this is the main preferred one).

  • Track sequence: The track sequence number of the recording on the Release.

  • Total tracks: The total number of tracks on a release.

  • Release year: The year of the original release.

  • Release date: The original release date in MM/DD/YYYY format.

Note: * designates a required field.

Once the Release is created, there will be additional fields for you to fill out if you'd like via the edit view of that Release (see this support article to learn how to edit a Release). Below is a list of the additional fields available on a Release:

  • Original title*: The original title of the Release.

  • Display title: The display title of the Release.

  • Original sub title: The original sub title of the Release.

  • Display sub title: The display sub title of the Release.

  • Artist Name: The artist(s) associated to the Release - you can select whether they are the Main artist of the Featured artist on the Release.

  • Custom Display Artist Name: The name of artist(s) that will display on the Release and recording.

  • Contributors: Any contributors for the Release (click here to learn more).

  • Release Record Label(s): The label(s) associated to the Release.

  • Release is original release: A yes or no option that allows to you choose whether or not this is the original Release.

  • Select original release: A text field that allows you to search for and select the original Release (if this Release is not the original.)

  • Parental warning type: A dropdown list that allows you to select if the Release is Explicit, Not Explicit, and more.

  • Product format: The format of the Release - you can select from Digital Audio File, Digital Audio Stream, CD. Vinyl, Cassette, Digital Video File, Digital Video Stream, DVD, Blu-Ray, SACD, and Other.

  • Release type: The type of Release - you can select from a list of options including Album, EP, Single, and more.

  • Total discs: The number of discs in the Release.

  • Total tracks: The total number of tracks on a release.

  • Duration: The duration of the Release.

  • Release year: The year of the Release.

  • Release date: The date that the Release was released.

  • Territories: The included or excluded Territories for the Release. You can add as many as you'd like. If your Release is available Worldwide, simply select to Include Worldwide.

  • Genres: Genres associated to the Release from a pre-populated list.

  • Tags: Tags associated to the Release - you can add any tag you'd like.

  • Identifiers: Preferred UPC/EAN, Catalog Number, Global Release Identifier (GRiD), and Preferred Custom ID.

  • Additional IDs: Any additional IDs you may need to add to the Release in addition to the IDs above.

  • Asset Flags: Checkboxes that allow you to designate if the Release is instrumental, a compilation, or a soundtrack.

  • Language: The language of the Release.

  • PLine and CLine: The year of both the PLine and CLine and areas to enter details for each.

  • Commissioning Territory: The territory of the original release, not a specific product release's territory.

  • Tracks: Any track associated to the Release - you can drag & drop any new recordings into the list or you can click the + button to select one from your catalog or another source like Spotify, SoundCloud, YouTube, or Box.

  • Release notes: Any background information or notes you'd like to store within the Release.

  • Release description: A description of the Release for your benefit.

  • Master rights notes: Any notes you'd like to store on the Release regarding the Master rights.

  • Publishing rights notes: Any notes you'd like to store on the Release regarding the Publishing rights.

Note: * designates a required field.

You can also filter your Releases directly within the Releases tab of any catalog or by using Global search. Additionally, you can pitch a Release either directly from the Release page or you can add a Release to a pitch you're working on - click here to learn how to do that.

Now that you have a better understanding of Releases in Songspace, click here to learn how to create one.

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