If you have decided to upload your catalog via XLS upload, in agreement with your Label Manager (according to the size of your catalog), you will need to complete the Excel template that allows you to load the metadata of multiple releases into your Backstage.
To learn how to upload your releases via the XLS metadata upload method, see the corresponding section of following article: Create a release in the Believe Backstage.
How to fill in the metadata template
- Make sure to provide the information to all mandatory fields (in bold).
- Do not leave empty lines in between the different releases
- he digital release date must be entered in MM / DD / YYYY format
- Make sure not to write the production year in the C-Line and P-Line columns
- The "CD Number" column indicates the volume number in the album. If your release has 2 volumes (Double Album), you must indicate "1" for all the tracks of the first volume and "2" for all the tracks of the second volume of the same product. The album title is enough to distinguish two different albums.
- The genre must be chosen from the drop-down menu.
- If you wish to restrict the delivery territories of your release, please indicate it in the column "Territories to deliver" of the excel using the following format: "+WW -XX", replacing the XX by the ISO code of the restricted countries and leaving a space between the values.
If you're using a Jazz music template, make sure to fill-in the second sheet of the template, where you must provide all the information for the contributors. Here are some specific tips for the Jazz template:
- Write down the name of the Jazz contributor.
- Choose one or more roles for the contributor from the drop-down menu, adding their respective instrument, if applied. For example: Contributor "Nat King Cole", Role 1 "Composer" , Role 2 "Instrumentalist" - Instrument Role 2 "Piano".
- Apply your contributor's role(s) to one or more of the tracks in the album.
- If your release is instrumental, make sure to credit at least one artist and one composer per track. If it has lyrics, the track must have an author as well.
For more information on how to credit Jazz contributors, check the following article: How do I correctly credit the artists participating in a Jazz release?