Once you have logged in to your EmuBands account, just click on ‘Add A New Release’ and follow the on-screen instructions: everything is handled within your online account, and is as easy as filling out the key information on your release. Let’s look at the steps below:
Step 1: General Release Information
On this page, we’ll ask you to provide your release title, language, genre and UPC. If you don’t have an UPC you can leave this field blank and we’ll assign one for you.
Step 2: Artist
On this page, we’ll ask you to provide the name of the artist’s involved on the release. Please note, that on a Basic account you will only be able to credit one artist. Distributing a release with multiple artists would require a Plus or Pro subscription plan.
Step 3: Copyright
On this page, we’ll ask you for the release C&P years, and to specify a custom label name if you have a Plus or Pro plan.
Step 4: Availability and Pricing
On this page, you can select a release date and the territories where you’d like your release to be available. On Plus and Pro you can add a Pre-order date and a custom price tier too.
Step 5: Tracks
On this page, we will ask you to add track Titles, genre, ISRC and P Years. If you don’t have an ISRC you can leave the field blank and we will assign it for you. This is where you will add additional credits such as composer, arranger, producer or lyricist credits.
Step 6: Contracts
On this page, you can select which ‘Contracts’ to opt-in to. A contract can represent one DSP, or a number of DSPs. To learn more about each contract, simply click on ‘View Details’, and a pop-up box will appear with information on terms, royalty rates, and which DSPs the contract contains. By opting in to a contract, this instructs EmuBands to deliver your release to the DSPs contained within that contract.
Step 7: Extras
On this page, you can add optional extras to your release. Plus and Pro subscriptions include extras such as Chart Registration, iTunes Booklets or Pre-Save creation, etc.
Step 8: Review & Confirm
On this page, you can review all of the information you’ve submitted regarding your release, and make any edits if something doesn’t look right. Once you’re happy with how it all looks, you can click ‘Confirm Details and Proceed to Payment’ – this will lock the release from further editing, so make sure everything looks okay before you press the button.
If you spot something isn’t quite right after you’ve clicked the Confirm button – get in touch with us via email or the ‘Support’ tab of your EmuBands account, and we’ll help with any changes as soon as possible.
Step 9: Payment
On this page, you’ll be asked to make payment for distribution. You can make payment using most major credit or debit cards bearing the Visa, Mastercard, or American Express logos, Apple Pay, Google Pay, SEPA (if you are based in Europe). If you have royalties within your EmuBands account, you can use them to create a voucher. When you convert a portion of your royalties into a voucher, we’ll top up the value of the voucher by 25%.
Step 10: Upload Artwork & Audio
Once you’ve made payment, you’ll be asked to upload your artwork and audio files. For more information on uploading your audio or artwork see here:
Once you’ve confirmed your uploads, our team will begin processing your release for distribution. For more information on how long this takes, click here: How Long Does It Take?