Depending on how you provide your music to us will determine how we collect CD-Text information.
Regardless of how you submit the content to us, we need ACCURATE track information to be filled out on the Intellectual Property Rights form. This info is used when registering with the Gracenote Database.
Master Uploader Application
The app will try and pull any CD-Text or Meta Data from the files you are using, but be sure to review and update this information as necessary. Just click the Song Title and Performer fields and put in the proper info.
don't forget the Album Title and album Performer on the right side of the uploader!
Upload Online Now (WAV, AIFF, FLAC, MP3, AAC, WMA)
If uploading files direct through our website, we step you through the process.
- First, be sure to put in the artist and album name in step 1.
- Pick the files for each of your tracks
- On the following pages, be sure to PREVIEW and SEQUENCE your tracks properly. This is how they will appear on your album!
- You will eventually be brought to a page where we ask you to input your CD-Text information. You can choose to not include CD-Text if you would like, but it is included by default and at no extra charge.
- Be sure to click into each filed and type in the track name.
Mailing in Content
We will use the CD-Text encoded on the disc you mail us. We will not add or change this in any way, we will make a perfect copy of the disc you send us.
When filling out the IPR form it is important to note that while the information that you provide should be as accurate as possible, some special characters are not allowed for data entry. This limitation is due to those set in place by the creators of CD-Text. This technology just doesn't allow for certain character use. Standalone CD players will show your text but this will not affect how your listeners interpret your music online and on computers as they never see the information on the IPR form.
Note that CD-Text is only to get your song titles to appear on a CD player which displays titles, as many car stereos do. In order to get your song titles to appear when you put a CD in your computer’s hard drive, you must be registered with Gracenote. See Will my song titles appear when I put my CD into a computer? for more details on how that works.