Artist & Label Upload Center-old

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Welcome! You are now in the Artist and Label Upload Center. Please follow Steps 1-5 below. All tabs and all form fields must be completed.
Thank you.

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UPLOAD YOUR MUSIC IN THE WINDOW BELOW

To upload directly from your computer:
Click the red computer text link in the window below, and upload from your computer as usual.*
(*Firefox users please use drag-and-drop feature described next)

To use the drag-and-drop feature within Hightail, you’ll need to reduce your browser window accordingly to view the file on your desktop top and drag it over to the music note icon.

After adding your music, please enter your Name in the Subject and the Song Title In the Message.

Please note: There can be issues with sending music files on a wireless or mobile connection. Wireless connections are known to have small connection glitches which can cause a file to stall or fail. Hightail recommends using a wired connection when uploading files.

When you are done uploading your music, please click the STEP 4 tab above to proceed to STEP 4 > UPLOAD ARTWORK

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UPLOAD YOUR SINGLE OR ALBUM ARTWORK IN THE WINDOW BELOW

IMPORTANT: PLEASE NOTE THAT WE NEED TWO DIFFERENT PIECES OF HIGH-RES ARTWORK. IF YOU HAVE SINGLE ART, PLEASE SEND THAT AND A PUBLICITY SHOT. IF YOU DO NOT HAVE SINGLE ARTWORK THEN PLEASE SEND TWO DIFFERENT PUBLICITY SHOTS.

WE WILL NOT BE ABLE TO FORMAT YOUR INSTATRACK DIGEST E-BLAST TO DELIVER YOUR SONG DIGITALLY TO RADIO WITHOUT TWO DIFFERENT PIECES OF HIGH-RES ARTWORK. SEE DETAILS BELOW ABOUT REQUIRED ARTWORK SPECS.

PLEASE READ AND FOLLOW THE REST OF THE INSTRUCTIONS BELOW. THEY ARE FORMATTED TO BE PRINTED OFF IF YOU NEED TO PRINT THEM.

To upload directly from your computer:
Click the red computer text link in the window below, and upload from your computer as usual.*
(*Firefox users please use drag-and-drop feature described next)

To use the drag-and-drop feature within Hightail, you’ll need to reduce your browser window accordingly to view the file on your desktop top and drag it over to the music note icon.

Please note: There can be issues with sending image files on a wireless or mobile connection. Wireless connections are known to have small connection glitches which can cause a file to stall or fail. Hightail recommends using a wired connection when uploading files.

GUIDELINES FOR ARTWORK

The exact artwork needs for your CDX campaign will depend on the timing of your release and types of promotional emails and ads scheduled for the campaign. To cover all of the possibilities, we need the following artwork items.

  1. High-resolution (1500 x 1500 pixels preferred — 600 x 600 pixels minimum) artwork of your single release cover.
  2. A high-resolution publicity image (at least 600 pixels in width) without wording / logos. This image should be different than the image used on the single cover artwork and provide a different look for the artist.
  3. Any artist and label logos should be supplied as separate artwork elements, preferably as large, high-resolution black logos on a white background (EPS, PDF, AI, JPG formats are best).
  4. If no single artwork has been prepared for your release, please provide TWO (2) high-resolution publicity images (without wording / logos).
  5. High-resolution JPEGS are preferred. We can accept most other standard image file formats, but please avoid sending GIFs or other files that contain a limited palette of colors (often called “indexed color”).

SINGLE ARTWORK TIPS

Images on the internet and in emails are generally displayed at a very low resolution. As a result, fine details and text that look good in very large images are often lost when those images are reduced to the sizes required for email marketing and website ads.

CDX wants you and your release to be presented at its best and while we will do our best to maximize the impact of your single artwork and artist images, we are unable to correct artwork where the readability and impact of text and/or logos is lost when the artwork is reduced in size.

CDX utilizes 180 x 180 pixel single artwork on its download center and in promotional emails. This is a standard web/email ad size and it is the smallest possible size that your artwork will be reduced to during your CDX campaign.

If you are preparing single artwork, it is important that the logos, text fonts and colors you use on your artwork are readable at this 180 x 180 pixel size.

We highly recommend avoiding the use of script fonts, narrow fonts and heavily distressed fonts/logos on single artwork. We also suggest that you verify in advance that any font sizes that you use in your high resolution artwork maintain readability when you reduce the artwork a 180 x 180 pixel size. Many narrow and script fonts that are readable at a 600 x 600 pixel size become completely unreadable at smaller sizes.

When you are done uploading your music, please click the STEP 5 tab above to proceed to STEP 5 > MAKE PAYMENT

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If you have not already paid for your CDX service by check, please click the Make Payment button below to submit payment by MasterCard or Visa.

Payment must be received before the volume assembly deadline or we will remove your song from the volume lineup.

Please note: There can be issues when processing transactions via a wireless or mobile connection. Wireless connections are known to have small connection glitches which can cause a transaction to stall or fail. We recommend using a wired connection when submitting payments.

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Interested in promoting your track through CDX? Click the Advertise Your Track button below to be automatically redirected to the CDX media kit. You may review the selection of promotional services we have available online or print this document if you prefer. Feel free to call or email use with any questions.

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