We are required by most of the music stores to comply with their various style guides as it relates to album metadata, and specifically album titles and track titles. Because of this, we may at times edit, change or alter titles in order to abide by these standards as stated during the album submission process. Not abiding by these standards risks your content being hidden or pulled by the various music stores.*
A few examples of how we might edit titles:
- Convert Titles that are written in ALL CAPPS, all lowercase, or have incorrect capitalized letters to Title Case Format (ie: the industry standard way of using capitalization correctly in titles) or Sentence Case Format depending on the language.
- Any versioning information (The parts of a title that may be inside parenthesis and brackets) will be altered so the correct order of parenthesis and brackets occur correctly. Parenthesis always come first and any additional versioning information must be within brackets afterwards. Learn more
- Emojis or unusual symbols and characters will be removed from all titles.
- Remove the use of the words like "Single", "EP", "Digital Version" as these are automatically appended by the music stores based on their own standards. Learn more
- Remove the use of redundant or temporal wording like "Original Version", "New Hit Version", etc.
- Remove the use of an artist name in a title as most of the time these should not be in a title. Learn more
* You expressly permit us to make any changes to any metadata that is submitted to conform with music store guidelines during the agreement portion of the album submission process. If these changes are not acceptable, your only recourse is to deauthorize your content for distribution as we will not distribute content that does not abide by the music store's guidelines.