Audio legal rules
This article is a part of Believe's Audio Content Guidelines.
Reminder: An audio (or video) file is mandatory to create a release.
Only submit an audio file to Believe as owner as a rightsowner or licensee of the Master recording.
Third parties IP. Mentioning a third party’s intellectual property is not accepted on any store. Do not mention any third party’s intellectual property without prior authorization from their owner.
Blacklisted artists/releases. To avoid infringement, Believe’s system automatically checks the artist name in the top artists list.
Curated artist. Is considered “curated artist”, an artist having sufficient instances of a song or catalogue already available on stores. Believe may prevent delivery to certain stores if the artist or the audio is identified as "curated artist" or "cover version" by stores and/or by Believe.
Public Domain. According to local laws or rules and to stores policies, Believe may reject "public domain content". For example in France: releases produced before 1965 (for 2021) are "public domain" and can't be delivered to Apple and Spotify.
Note: In case of masters' ownership, exceptions may apply.