1. Correct Formatting For a Featuring Artist
To credit a featuring artist in your track you must use either the term “feat” or “with”. The correct formatting for a track title with a featuring artist would be: Hello World (feat. Herman Brown) As you can see, the “feat” is formatted inside brackets and is in lowercase.
Do not use capitals or any other spelling, “Feat” “FEAT” “Featuring” “featuring” would all be incorrect and will not pass moderation. After “feat” should be a full stop i.e (feat. Herman Brown).
1.1 Featuring Artist Crediting At Album and Track Level
At the album level, if an artist is featured for every track in the album you must credit them in the album title. Artists with featuring roles should be assigned the correct album and track level role and should not be given the Primary role at album or track level. Instead they should be credited as a Featuring artist. Any featuring artist must be credited at track level. For single releases featuring artists must be credited at track and album level.
1.2 Featuring Artist Crediting At Album and Track Level
For multiple featuring artists you must list each artist with a comma after the “feat”, and an “&” must be used before the final featuring artist if there are more than one. For example: Hello World (feat. Herman Brown, Joe Bloggs & John Doe).
1.3 Crediting an Artist “With”
As with “feat”, “with” should be formatted as: “Hello World (with Herman Brown)” Again it should be formatted within brackets and in lowercase, “with” however, needs no full stop.
1.4 Crediting “Vs” and “Meet”
“Vs and “meets” artists must be listed at track level and assigned as a Primary artist. The use of “Vs” and “Meets” should only appear in the album or track title. So for example: The track title might be: “Hello World (Joe Bloggs vs. John Smith)” You cannot have Joe Bloggs vs. John Smith as an artist title.
1.5 One-Track Singles Must Have Identical Album Levels
One-track singles must have matching album and track titles, including, brackets and any other information. So If the track title is: ‘Hello World (feat. Joe Bloggs)’ then the album title would have to be exactly the same.
Albums that contain a collection of remixes of the same track must indicate this in the album title. Also to avoid track title duplication the track titles must include enough information about the remix to differentiate them. For example, various remixes of the track “Hello World” could be formatted as follows”, album title:
Hello World (Remixes), Hello World (Extended Mix), Hello World (DJ Joe Bloggs Remix), Hello World (DJ Joe Bloggs Remix Radio Edit), Hello World (Radio Edit)
‘Original Mix’ is not permitted in the track titles. Please only list this in the title version, this is found in the track details
2. Classical Artist Roles
Each classical album/single must have both a Primary artist and a Composer.
The Composer refers to the original creator of the piece and Primary as the artist who created the recording.
So for example If Joe Bloggs produced a piece originally composed by Wolfgang A. Mozart, Joe Bloggs would be assigned the Primary Role and Wolfgang A. Mozart as the Composer.
Artists cannot list a release as classical if it was not originally composed during this period. Please list your release as instrumental if it does not meet this criteria.
2.1 Song Title
Song title formatting must be organized as follows,
[Name of Work] in [key], [catalogue number] or [movement number], [movement title]
For example: “Symphony No.1 in C major, Opus 21” or “Piano Sonata in C, K545”
Important: If a track title has any key, catalogue number, movement number and movement title it must be included in the track title and in the right order.
3. Parts and Volume Formatting
If you are releasing albums in Parts or Volumes, the words part or volume must be abbreviated to “Pt.” and “Vol.” So for the album “Hello World part 1” it would be formatted as: “Hello World, Pt. 1” Or for the album “Hello World volume 1” it would be formatted as: “Hello World, Vol.1” For all words following an (-) (/) or (:) they must be capitalized.