In this page we solve any question you might have regarding the service that Beatclap offers you.
The standard Beatclap audio specification is:
• Formato WAV (.wav)
• 16 bits o 24 bits
• 44.1 kHz
• Códec PCM de Microsoft
Our complete list of accepted formats is:
• WAV (.wav) y FLAC (.flac):
• 16 bits: 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz
• 24 bits: 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz, 176.4 kHz, 192 kHz
Apple Lossless (.m4a):
• Solo 16 bits / 44.1 kHz
Please do not upload different bit length versions (a combination of 16 bit and 24 bit tracks in the same version).
To ensure proper quality, get your audio directly from a master production export. Audio files created from a compressed format (eg MP3, AAC, or WMA) will have lower sound quality and are therefore not optimal.
The time limitations vary from one store to another, but in principle, they are:
• 10 hour launch duration limit
• 250 track limit
Note that it takes longer to distribute titles with longer durations to stores that accept them.
Two tracks cannot have the same track name and version, and must be differentiated otherwise. If you’ve accidentally loaded the same track twice, this duplication error helps you figure it out. Otherwise, if the tracks are different versions, you must differentiate them in the metadata. For example, add a description in the Version field such as “Smoke On The Water” and “Smoke On The Water (Instrumental)” or add the name of an artist or remixer.
First, try reloading the track in one of two ways:
• Delete the track and start a new load
• Click on the track you want to edit and use the reload button
In case you need more assistance, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
In addition to improving Internet speed, you can cut loading time by almost half by exporting your audio as an .M4A file, which is almost half the size of a standard WAV file. If you use this option the encoder must be configured in Apple Lossless (not AAC). Both encoders can be saved with an .M4A extension, but Beatclap only accepts 16-bit, 44.1kHz Apple Lossless .M4A files.
Facebook Rights Manager
NetEase Cloud Music
UMA United Media Agency
Youtube Audio Content ID
The UPC is the numbering that appears in the barcode of each physical disk. If it does not, Beatclap will assign one to you.
A Product will be marked as “Sent” once you have successfully loaded a complete product and have completed all steps in submitting your product for distribution. After Beatclap finishes processing the product, it will be moved to your catalog and delivered to stores.
A product is marked “In Progress” when you start editing a product within your catalog. You can edit the basic concepts of the product, as well as any information related to the track (including the audio) for any release that is previously included in your catalog. The product status will change to “Sent” once you successfully complete any modifications you made to the product.
A product is marked “Rejected” if it has not met the requirements of the leading merchant’s style guides or our content guidelines. Compliance with metadata standards helps avoid delays in deliveries or payments. Click on the product to see the full rejection message along with an explanation of the steps you can take to ensure your product meets our requirements. The product status will change to “Sent” once all necessary corrections have been made and you have resubmitted the title for processing / approval.
To delete a product not yet shipped, simply search for it in your launch catalog and click on the trash can on the right of it.
While resorting to additional marketing techniques is beneficial and encouraged, some third-party services use digital bots or “click farms” to generate results. This method of pay-per-views is not recommended on streaming platforms as it can be considered fraudulent if identified from Spotify. This could lead to the permanent complete removal of your catalog from the platform. We would recommend that you avoid any company that promises you a specific number of reproductions at all costs.
Beatclap statistics include the following information:
• Reproductions of your products segmented by platforms.
• Royalties generated by your products segmented by platforms.
• Reproductions of your products segmented by months.
• Royalties generated by your products segmented by months.
• Reproductions of your products segmented by artist.
• Royalties generated by your products segmented by artist.
It is not recommended to change a release date after shipment. Stores may not process the new release date before the original sale date they already received, so the launch will be available on this first date.
If you still want to change the release date, contact Beatclap at email@example.com indicating which release you would like to change and the new release date.
iTunes uses a tuning service called Gracenote to populate metadata when a CD is inserted into a computer. The Gracenote database continues to be updated by companies and private users every day. For this reason, Beatclap does not control what metadata iTunes extracts from Gracenote.
Currently, translations are only visible on iTunes and Apple Music. Everything will depend on the language of the user’s operating system and the language of the store.
We support up to 47 languages (the complete list is provided by iTunes).
Parallel translations are not allowed, except for Korean content. You must use the Translation fields for all others.
Your native language field must use the original non-Latin character set (such as Hebrew, Cyrillic), and the transcript can go to the English Translation field.
You must add the local and international names as two main interpreters and Principal Artists and specify the case in the Special Instructions box found in the Basic Information section.
You can add up to 5 for each product.
We do not recommend using Google Translate or similar tools for translations, as they are not reliable. If your translations are not accurate, they can be sanctioned, delayed or hidden from the store.
You don’t need to do anything; they will remain as they are, untranslated.
No. All metadata must be provided in the native language of the content. For example, if your album is originally in French then that should be the primary language for your translations.
If you have the rights to your music videos, and meet our technical requirements, we will accept your music videos for distribution. In addition to accepting standard music videos (i.e. short videos to complement singles) we also distribute:
• Live recorded videos if it is a complete song and includes “(live)” after the song title in the release name.
• Promotions, artist interviews and “Behind the scenes” video reports can be sent exclusively to video streaming platforms and must include “(Promo)”, “(Interview)” or “(Behind the scenes Cameras) ”after the song’s title.
• Video-lyric can be sent exclusively to video streaming platforms and must include “(Audio)” following the song title in the release name.
We work with major distributors including iTunes / Apple Music, Tidal, Microsoft Xbox, Vevo, and YouTube Music. We work daily to incorporate those platforms that are soon to join the video distribution.
We monetize the videos that are accepted by the platforms through a variety of methods, including advertising in the streaming display, payment for online downloads and other streaming playback methods.
There’s no necessary registration.
PD stands for “Public Domain”; referring to music that is no longer protected by intellectual property laws, such as copyrights and trademarks. Anyone can use this music without obligation to pay the former owners of intellectual property, such as authors or artists.
* Note: Beatclap may not agree to distribute Public Domain content to stores.
Master’s rights grant the holder the ability to collect royalties from a digital service provider when their sound recording is used in user-generated audiovisual content, such as when a sound recording is used as background music within a YouTube video uploaded by a user.
Master’s rights also allow rights holders to collect “performance rights” royalties (also called “related rights” royalties) generated from public performances and broadcasting. These royalties are collected and paid by copyright organizations present worldwide.
The Phonographic Rights Line, also known as the Sound Recording Copyright Symbol, Line (P) or Notice ℗, provides a copyright ownership notice of a sound recording. It consists of the year the sound recording was first released, plus the name of the entity that originally owned the sound master recording. For example: “1997 Name of Original Copyright Owner”.
Beatclap collects money from commercials (digital, mobile, physical, video, etc.), synchronizations, public performances, and broadcasts through related rights.
A cover version is an original song that is re-recorded by another performer.
A public performance is not, as is commonly believed, a representation of a group at a concert. Public performances occur when a sound recording is played in a place open to the general public, such as bars, restaurants, nightclubs, or any place where a considerable number of people gather, such as a soccer field. This does not include the “use” of a sound recording within the circles of friends or family.
Public performances also include cable television, radio and any other transmission of a sound recording. These sources vary according to the local copyright laws of each territory.