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platform design

requirements

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Before starting your application with Music Roo, please ensure that you have all of the required information and content ready to go. Below is a list of all of everything you will need to get started with the design of your Artist Platform. This page focuses specifically on the design elements that you will need to provide us with.

General Inofrmation Requirments

Information Required for the Artist Platform


Platform Information Artist Information Legal Name Artist / Band Name Only list your name, stage name, or band name. Do not include anyone else's name (without their permission), label name, "Presents...", etc. Don't list featured artists here. Instead, put featured artists in your song titles. Use "Title Case". Stores will reject ALL CAPS, all-lowercase, and wEiRd caps. Street Address Email Primary Phone Number PayPal Account Link Information/ Content for Distribution Music Genre You may select both a primary Genre and Secondary Genre if desired. Artist/ Band Name Single/ E.P/ Album Title NOTES : If you have a featured artists: Use the word feat. with names separated by ampersand & commas. Example: Sweetest Girl (feat. Jay Sean, Katy Perry & Tom Jones) Parts or volumes: If your song has "Part 1", "Volume 2", etc., use a comma, then the word "Pt." or "Vol.” Example: I will always love you, Pt. 2 Instrumental/remix/versioning: If the title needs an explanatory word, put it in parentheses. Example: Holiday (instrumental) Multiple parentheses: Titles can only have 1 set of parentheses. If you need more, use brackets instead. Example: C'mon (Catch 'Em by Surprise) [David Guetta remix] [feat. Britney Spears] Cover songs: If a cover, remix, or mashup, do not include the original artist's name here. Example: Bad Capitalization: Use standard "Title case" for your language. Don't use all-lowercase or wEiRd capitalisations Language Does the Track Contain Explicit Lyrics? Yes/no Number of Tracks

Album/ E.P/ Single's Price Price Per Track ¢99 is considered standard. Audio Files Audio files should be WAV, MP3, AIFF, CDDA, MP4 (m4a), Windows Media (WMA), or FLAC. If you're sending a WAV, we accept up to 24-bit, 96 kHz, or less. 16-bit, 44.1 kHz . However .WAV is preferred. The maximum size that Music Roo will accept is 250MB. Domain and SEO SEO Select 5 key words related to your content to get traffic from search engines to your platform. Do you already own a domain name that you would like to use for your platform? Yes/No Do you authorize MusicRoo to redirect an existing domain name to your platform? Yes/No Domain Name Provider Example: Go Daddy, 1 and 1, Name.com... Domain Provider Log-in Music Roo requires the login and password information for the domain provider so that we can redirect the domain to your new platform. Domain Provider Password Music Roo requires the login and password information for the domain provider so that we can redirect the domain to your new platform. Gallery Images Promotional and/ or preformance images to be included in your platforms image gallery. Platform Video Video Title/ Song Title Video File Music Roo supports the following video formats for upload: 3GPP, AVI, FLV, MOV, MPEG4, MPEGPS, WebM and WMV. MPEG4 commonly uses the . mp4 file extension. Video Link If Available Video Thumbnail Image 1280 pixels wide by 720 pixels tall, with a minimum width of 640 pixels. A ratio of 16:9 is ideal as it's used most often in YouTube players and previews. Artist/ Band Bio Biography Document Please upload your artist bio in the form of an editable document ( For example a Word doc.) Max 500 words. Social Media Information Name of SM Accounts SM Account Links In Some cases we may require Account log-in and passwords for security purposes. Social Media ID's These Id's are specifically required to integrate Facebook and Youtube to the platform. Facebook Page Name Example: @MusicRoo. (Cannot be your personal FB page.) Facebook Page ID To find your FB Id: click "settings" then "page info." Scroll to the bottom and copy your page ID under the field "Facebook Page ID." (Cannot be your personal FB page.) Youtube Page Name Youtube Page Link Youtube Page ID You'll see your channel's user and channel IDs under "Account information." Tour/ Gig Information If Available Please upload a document listing upcoming tour date that are to be included on your artist page. Please include the date, location, venue and ticket information. Contact This contact information will be be included on your artist platform. This address will be used for fans or promoters to contact you. Contact Name Your name or your management's name. Contact Email Your email address or your managments email address. You Must Confirm the Following: Confirm that you agree to your price structure. You recorded this music, and I am authorized to sell it in stores worldwide & collect all royalties. If this song is a cover and I agree to the mechanical license price structure. I'm not using any other artist's name in my name, song titles, or album title, without their approval. I have read and agreed to the terms of the Music Roo Distribution Agreement





Design Elements

The Artist Platform functions as a full services Platform for Artists who don't have an existing website or way to sell music directly to their fans. The elements of the Artist Platform are customizable so that it can function as a full-service Platform, or If you already have a website, it can work as just a platform to sell music, which then can be linked to your existing site. The following elements are required to build out the platform and will vary based on which Platform functionalities you choose.

Required Images

Album, E.P, or Single Artwork

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Album Art: 3000px X 3000px. 300dpi

Your Artwork Must Be :

  • JPG, PNG, or GIF image file

  • Perfect square and at least 1600 x 1600 pixels. iTunes recommends images to be 3000 x 3000 pixels ( IMPORTANT: If you are distributing your music to the Amazon On Demand store, your artwork must be EXACTLY 1600 x 1600 pixels)

  • Best-quality RGB Color mode (including black and white images)

  • Resolution of at least 72 dpi (300 dpi is better)

  • Only include text stating the artist name and release title (exactly as it appears in the title you enter in Music Roo) or image only with no text

  • Images that you own the rights to distribute


Do NOT include :

  • Extra text outside of your release title and artist name

  • Mismatching text on artwork and artist name/title (i.e. if you're uploading a single but your art says the album title where the single will later appear, this is a conflict. You must enter the single's title or no title on the art).

  • Email addresses, URLs, or any other contact information or any pricing information

  • Stickers or other items from your artwork in case you are scanning it in from a physical CD - please remove them

  • Anything suggesting that your release is a physical or digital product, such as "CD," "DVD," "Digital Exclusive"

  • Cut off artwork (cut off text or images) or blurry artwork

  • Artwork that is compressed into one corner with the rest of the image having white space

  • Anything saying "iTunes" or referencing a digital store name or logo

  • Any copyrighted images that you do not own the rights to distribute

Web Header Artwork

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Header Art: 1200px X 550px. 300dpi
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Multipule Header Art: 1200px X 550px. 300dpi

This should be an image that you own or have rights to, either an image made by you or for you. The image should preferably be a promotional image for you or your music. It can also be a royalty-free image that you have bought the rights to from a service such as Shutterstock or Adobe. For the images used on the website, they should be visually consistent with the other header images and or the album artwork. However, it should be a different image from the album artwork.

 

The preferable size should be 1024-1200 pixels long and 256 -550 pixels, wide at a resolution over 72dpi (300dpi is preferred). If your desired image doesn't match these requirements, we will do our best to edit it to fit without losing the quality of the image. We can do this as long as the original image is rectangular in shape and landscape in format.


Optimal File Type

Save your header image as a JPG at 60 to 80 quality

Do not submit PNG images; in 99% of cases, JPG compression will yield the most optimal quality and file size. Avoid going over 200 kb.

 

 

You may have a different Header Image for each page. For this, we require that each header be the same size and format as the Home Page header. We would also request that you include your name/ artist name and the specific page in the file name. For example: Artsie_Header_Home.jpg.

Background Artwork

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Background Art: 1920px X 1080px. 300dpi

If you choose to have a background image instead of a flat color, then these are the image specs that we require The best website background image size is 1920 x 1080 pixels, according to Malama Online Marketing, and the ideal ratio is 16:9. The dpi (dots per inch) should be at least 72, yet you still want to keep the file size as small as possible to minimize site load times. 

This shouldn't be an image that is overly complicated or detailed because the background image will be automatically adjusted to fit different screen sizes, which will result in the image being either zoomed in or out to meet the user's screen size.

 

The image should be one created for you and one that you have rights to use. It can be a royalty-free image that you have bought the rights to from a service such as Shutterstock or Adobe. For the images used on the website, they should be visually consistent with the other images and color scheme of the Artist Platform. However, it should be a different image from the album artwork.

If your desired image doesn't match these requirements, we will do our best to edit it to fit without losing the quality of the image. We can do this as long as the original image is rectangular in shape and landscape in format.

video thumbnail

Artwork

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Thumbnail Art: 1920px X 1080px. 300dpi

Standard Video thumbnail images use with these dimensions: 1280 pixels wide by 720 pixels tall, with a minimum width of 640 pixels. A ratio of 16:9 is ideal as it's used most often in YouTube players and previews. The image should have a resolution of at least 72dpi, preferably 300dpi.