This article is a part of Believe's Audio Content Guidelines.
Explicit Content. An explicit track must be tagged as Explicit. "Explicit" mention is used only to qualify language (not pictures or artcovers for instance).
Explicit definition. Content containing explicit language, sexual behavior, discriminatory language, drug reference or depiction of drug use.
Cleaned version. Clean versions of explicit tracks must be tagged as Clean. Tracks should only be flagged Clean if there is an explicit version of the track.
Explicit and Clean must be entered using the proper tag, which is a separate field in metadata format, and not part of the track title. Terms like “(Clean),” “(Clean Version),” “(Explicit),” and “(Explicit Version)” must not be used for track or product titles/versions.
Censoring words. Album and track titles must be submitted in the original form that was intended by the artist. Explicit words may be automatically censored by stores. Do not insert the asterisks yourself as it affects customers’ ability to search for and find the content they are looking for.