Cover Art Guidelines

Best practice tips 1-2-3


1) Keep the text as minimal as possible. Just your artist name and the title.

2) Featuring Artist. We follow the guidelines from leading distributors and a featured artist shall be added like this: "Track Title (feat. This Artist)."

3) Avoid sentences like “Produced by”, “(Label name) presents” etc.

 
The digital stores artwork guidelines do not allow the attributes listed below:

  • The name or logo of a retailer
  • The cover image is blurry, pixelated or has other quality issues
  • Any registered trademarks
  • Copyrighted images or logotypes
  • Content you don’t own the rights to
  • The word “exclusive”
  • Any reference to physical packaging, or it being a digital product
  • No pricing
  • No pornographic images or links to pornographic websites
  • Any promotion for another product
  • Any misleading information (e.g. it can’t include another artist not featured in your music)
  • No reference to content that isn’t there
  • No websites or URLs
  • No offensive imagery or symbolism
  • Social network symbols or information (i.e., Facebook links, Twitter handles, etc).
  • The cover art claims to be an exclusive of one of the digital stores without their permission (i.e., iTunes™ Exclusive, Only on Amazon MP3, etc).
Cover Art Guidelines

Best practice tips 1-2-3

1) Keep the text as minimal as possible. Just your artist name and the title.

2) Featuring Artist. We follow the guidelines from leading distributors and a featured artist shall be added like this: "Track Title (feat. This Artist)."

3) Avoid sentences like “Produced by”, “(Label name) presents” etc.

 

The digital stores artwork guidelines do not allow the attributes listed below:

  • Website URL

  • Social network symbols or information (i.e., Facebook links, Twitter handles, etc).

  • Contact information (i.e., email addresses, phone number).

  • Pornographic images

  • Pricing information

  • Copyrighted images

  • Scan of a CD (it must be retail-ready artwork).

  • UPC barcodes

  • Tribute albums where the original artist name is as large as or larger than the performing artist

  • The cover art refers to physical or digital versions of the album (i.e., CD, Disc, Digital Exclusive, Digital Version, etc).

  • The cover image is blurry, pixilated or has other quality issues.

  • The cover art promises content that the album doesn't contain (i.e., "includes DVD", "includes free stickers", etc)

  • The cover art up-sells to another product (i.e., merch, other albums by same artist, etc)

  • The cover art claims to be an exclusive of one of our digital partners without their permission (i.e., iTunes™ Exclusive, Only on Amazon Music, etc).

  • Graphic depictions of violence or gore

  • The word "new" or any time-sensitive reference cannot be included.

Cover Art Guidelines

Best practice tips 1-2-3

1) Keep the text as minimal as possible. Just your artist name and the title.

2) Featuring Artist. We follow the guidelines from leading distributors and a featured artist shall be added like this: "Track Title (feat. This Artist)."

3) Avoid sentences like “Produced by”, “(Label name) presents” etc.

 

The digital stores artwork guidelines do not allow the attributes listed below:

  • Website URL

  • Social network symbols or information (i.e., Facebook links, Twitter handles, etc).

  • Contact information (i.e., email addresses, phone number).

  • Pornographic images

  • Pricing information

  • Copyrighted images

  • Scan of a CD (it must be retail-ready artwork).

  • UPC barcodes

  • Tribute albums where the original artist name is as large as or larger than the performing artist

  • The cover art refers to physical or digital versions of the album (i.e., CD, Disc, Digital Exclusive, Digital Version, etc).

  • The cover image is blurry, pixilated or has other quality issues.

  • The cover art promises content that the album doesn't contain (i.e., "includes DVD", "includes free stickers", etc)

  • The cover art up-sells to another product (i.e., merch, other albums by same artist, etc)

  • The cover art claims to be an exclusive of one of our digital partners without their permission (i.e., iTunes™ Exclusive, Only on Amazon Music, etc).

  • Graphic depictions of violence or gore

  • The word "new" or any time-sensitive reference cannot be included.