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A Complete Guide to Track Artwork

Whether you want to apply artwork to all your tracks or just a few, our interface makes it easy!

Assigning Artwork

Artwork application is built on the SourceAudio organizational hierarchy of catalogs, labels, and albums. 

Catalogs are the broadest organizational level, so if there isn't any artwork applied to a given track on an album or label level, this artwork will be applied. You can view your catalogs at the link that looks like https://yoursite.sourceadio.com/catalogs, click “Detailed” for the view setting seen across the top of the page just below the nav tabs, and change any catalog’s artwork by clicking "Edit This Catalog" on the right end of the catalog listing.

Labels live within catalogs, so as described above, if you haven't applied artwork to a label, it will inherit the artwork from the catalog it's contained in. If you apply different artwork to a label, that artwork will be applied to all the material in that label that would otherwise receive the catalog's artwork (provided the tracks aren’t receiving artwork on the album level). You can view your catalogs at the link that looks like https://yoursite.sourceadio.com/labels, click “Detailed” for the view setting seen across the top of the page just below the nav tabs, and change any label’s artwork by clicking "Edit This Label" on the right end of the catalog listing.

Finally, albums, which exist within labels, are the most specific organizational level, so artwork applied to any albums (once that album data is in place) will overwrite any artwork that would otherwise be applied from the catalog or label's artwork. You can view your catalogs at the link that looks like https://yoursite.sourceadio.com/albums, click “Detailed” for the view setting seen across the top of the page just below the nav tabs, and change any album’s artwork by clicking "Edit This Album" on the right end of the catalog listing.

Downloading Tracks with Embedded Artwork

Your tracks will be downloaded with their assigned artwork as long as you have metadata injection engaged for that specific label. You can view and adjust this setting in Manage Metadata > Downloading > Metadata injection.

Delivering Artwork as Image Files

You can deliver image files of your tracks’ artwork using the file delivery tool. This setting is found on the second page of settings when formatting your delivery. Just tick the box for Album Art, and then use the Album Art Filenames tool to set the naming protocol for these files (which draws from album metadata fields), as well as their folder organization for how they will accompany the audio files.

Friday, 20 May 2022