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SEO terms such as Christmas Hits, Sleep Music, Music for Concentration, Chillout, etc., must not be used as artist names. Products with artist names that appear to be intended to mislead or confuse users may be rejected and/or removed from Digital Service Providers. Violation of this rule could result in content being removed and/or your account disabled.
Various Artists are designated for only 4 or more Primary Artists. If your release has 1, 2 or 3 Primary Artists then they must be listed out at the release level and Various Artists should NOT be selected. Featuring Artists and Remixers are not considered Primary Artists.
Featuring Artists are artists that are not primary that are to have performed on the release in some way. Ultimately the role of Primary or Featuring comes down to any agreement made between the collaborating artists. AN ARTIST CAN NOT BE BOTH PRIMARY AND FEATURED ON THE SAME TRACK.
The main performing artist must be listed as Primary on all content. At least one Primary Artist must be listed on all content. Full, standard artist name spellings must be used for all main performing artists.
If artists are collaborating under their normal artist names and are not forming a new group, you must list each artist separately. If the performing artist is 2 separate artists who have collaborated then they must be listed individually. Artists can not be listed as “Artist A x Artist B” or “Artist A vs. Artist B.”
If an Artist has remixed a song by another Artist then they are not deemed Primary or Featuring. The original performing artist roles stay the same. So if the original track had a Primary and/or a Featuring artist then those roles stay the same on the remix except a remixer role is added for the artist who has performed the remix.
***SEO terms such as Sleep Music, Music for Concentration, Chill, Chillout, etc., must not be used as artist names. Products with artist names that appear to be intended to mislead or confuse users may be rejected and/or removed from Digital Service Providers. Violation of this rule could result in content being removed and/or your account disabled.
Explicit / Clean
If a track contains explicit or curses words you must mark it on the release level and on each track that contains the explicit content. Even if the track contains no vocals but the title of the track is deemed Explicit then the track must be marked Explicit.