Creating a digital release in Single is easy. Even still, we’ll walk you through the process. It all starts in the Single Dashboard.
- Getting Started
- Creating a Digital Release
- Uploading Files
- Placeholder Tracks
- Track Info
- Optional Info
- Review and Publish
Important things you'll need to get started...
- High-res Album Artwork (1400 x 1400)
- Lossless Audio (WAV, AIFF, or FLAC)
- Release UPC
- Track ISRCs (not required for placeholder tracks)
Select “Create Digital Release” via the Home page or from within the Digital Delivery tab located in the sidebar to begin. You’ll be prompted to enter information about your release. This is the “metadata” for your album that will appear when fans download your music.
First, you'll upload your album artwork, add a title, genre, price, UPC, and set the release date for the release.
To use our bulk uploader, simply drag the folder with your song files into the "drag and drop" box. You can also upload tracks individually by dragging the files in one at a time.
Don't have all of your masters yet? No problem! Single offers a built in feature to allow you to enter your full track listing without having all of your audio ready to go.
Simply select "+ Placeholder track" and replace the audio before your release date!
Note: Albums with placeholder tracks on release date will be automatically pushed back 24 hours.
Note: Be sure to add your full track listing before publishing. Additional tracks cannot be added, only audio can be replaced after an album is published.
Edit Track Info
On the track edit page, you can set the track title, choose the track release date and times, adjust or add main and featured artists, and adjust pricing.
This page is where we give you the freedom to choose whether your tracks are offered individually or exclusively as part of the album, enable 30 second previews, and note explicit content.
For information on how digital music is displayed in your Shopify store, take a look at this support article.
Review & Publish
Once you’ve entered the required information, click “Review for Sale” and verify that all of your information is correct.
After you click "Ready to Publish", you will be prompted to Publish with or without a Tracklist or Attach to Existing Products.
(Learn more about the different publishing options HERE)
Publishing with or without a tracklist will create album and track products within your Shopify inventory and will look like this in your store, but with your own theme:
Attaching to existing products works behind the scenes to deliver the digital album to those who purchase a Shopify product you create. When you choose this option, no changes are made to the price or description about your Shopify product. We recommend denoting this yourself by adding "+ digital album" to your product description.
IMPORTANT: DO NOT create variants of track products created by Single.
Need to make edits? See this article.