BoomKit – Music distribution and Marketing.
BoomKit is all for artistic freedom. But the freedom comes within the rules set by the music stores. One of the most common reasons why we can’t approve releases is because of complications with the artwork.
Below you will find rules and the most common mistakes, so you can avoid them:
Quality issues are very common, images can’t be blurry or pixelated. Down below you will find the rules when it comes to artwork quality and how you can prevent them:
The same rule goes for text, as pixels might show in the edge of the letters. You should also beware of the qualities of any logos, ensuring that they stay nice and crisp (for example The ‘’Explicit/Parental Advisory’’ logo).
Another common mistake is that people use logos not owned by them or do advertisements on the artwork. Down below you will find the rules when it comes to Image, logos, and advertising in artwork:
The only text allowed on the cover art is the text that is included in the release information. Below you will find a list of kind of text is allowed to put on the cover art:
–BUT you can have artwork with only the featured artist’s name only if it states that it is a featuring artist as well.
In conclusion: The spelling on the artwork and the spelling in the release information must be exactly the same
The cover art needs to be a perfect square and have a size of at least 3000 px by 3000 px and max 6000 px by 6000 px. The file format needs to be in .png or .jpeg (not .tiff).
Pay attention to the quality of your picture – your song really deserves to be marketed together with a high-resolution picture.
The more pixels the better and an absolute minimum is 3000 by 3000 pixels.
Your cover art is still an important part of presenting yourself as an artist.
Take some time and think about how you want to portray yourself as an artist. Match the art with the kind of music you’re delivering and put in the effort to make sure it’s something you’re proud of.