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Which file types do you accept for Distribution?
Which file types do you accept for Distribution?
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Written by Joel
Updated over a week ago

Under recommendation from a number of streaming platforms we work with, we do not accept .mp3 files due to the way they are compressed. .WAV files ensure lossless compression and allow us to deliver your music to streaming sites and digital stores at the best possible quality.

What are the requirements for my .Wav file?

The file needs to be stereo, 16 bit, between 44.1 and 48 kHz, non floating point .WAV file.

If your upload fails, we recommend re-outputting it to those specifications from whichever program you originally used to output your file.

If you don't have access to the original software, you might alternatively be able to use a free tool like this one or this one to convert your current file, but it might make your song sound strange, so please listen to it carefully after you convert it to check the sound quality has not been compromised!

Can I use X-WAV files?

No, we've recently improved the validation for audio files to make sure our distribution partners can accept all releases. Some of our users have found their masters are in X-WAV format rather than .WAV, which is preventing them from uploading their releases.

If you are experiencing this issue and have access to a DAW, changing the preferences and bouncing the file as a .WAV should resolve the issue.

If this is not possible, the below link should enable you to convert your existing X-WAV.

If you do convert your file, we recommend listening through afterwards to check it sounds as it should.

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