Feb 4, 2011, 15:31

Occasionally musicians will experience difficulty getting our website to accept the way their tracks are formatted. Here are things you should know before uploading to make the process go smoother:

1) For every track you submit, you’ll need both a WAV version (16 bit, 44kHz) and an MP3 version (192 kbps Constant Bit Rate). Different customers need different formats and we like to offer both.

2) Ensure the MP3s are set to Constant Bit Rate and not Variable Bit Rate. Our system will kick back Variable Bit Rate.

3) Before I do an upload I always “wash” every track through a WAV conversion stage (I use SoundConverter for Mac) and an MP3 conversion stage (I use Switch for Mac) regardless of how confident I am in the track’s compatibility. A quick batch conversion through software you know will work every time is always better than rolling the dice with a new server configuration and fixing problems after the fact. For me, “washing” my tracks is a process that takes just a few minutes and is completely automated. It’s a great chance to grab a cup of coffee.

As always, thanks for letting us sell your music!


Mike Bielenberg is a professional musician and co-founder of http://www.musicrevolution.com, a production music marketplace where media producers and business owners can license high-quality, affordable music from a online community of musicians.

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