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Independent Artist

899 Year
  • Limitless Uploads of your Music
  • Keep all your Royalties in your Pocket
  • Release to all 150+ digital platforms
  • Access to dashboard & insights analytics to Listener’s data
  • Manage your Music effortlessly
  • Access to export all reports
  • No Hidden Charges

Label

4999 Year
  • Limitless Uploads of your Music (upto 6 Artist)
  • Sort Reports/Dashboard via Artist
  • Keep all your Royalties in your Pocket
  • Release to all 150+ digital platforms
  • Access to dashboard & insights analytics to Listener’s data.
  • Manage your Artists and Music effortlessly
  • Manage Artists Splits Earnings, Releases by your own
  • Access to export all reports
  • Add Additional Artist with Rs 599*/ year
  • No Hidden Charges
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*(Additional Artist validity expires on the same date expiry of your Main Label Plan).

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REFUND & UPGRADE PLAN SUBSCRIPTION POLICY

MONOTAPES Digital will not refund the amount paid for purchase of any subscription plan neither MONOTAPES Digital upgrade one plan to other. (User can purchase new plan anytime)

Q & A

Distribute your song to digital platforms by creating an account on the platform, uploading your music, selecting preferred streaming stores, and following the submission process.

MONOTAPES Digital is transparent; there are no hidden charges apart from the plan subscription. Review our terms and conditions for a clear understanding of any fees associated with your distribution.

Royalties are typically disbursed quarterly following streaming activity on stores. Our automated dashboard promptly displays available royalties as soon as streaming stores release them. You can easily withdraw your earnings at any time, with a minimum withdrawal amount set at EUR 100.

That depends how much your music is streamed and downloaded. But with MONOTAPES Digital you’ll always keep 100% of the royalties you earn as well as all the rights to your music.

It may take 3-5 days to get your song Live on Music stores after approval.

Yes, MONOTAPES can help you in your next big release. Contact us

Yes! But you can only release electronic music out of 33 dance music genres eligible for Beatport.

Add music contributors in filling details while submitting, Monotapes will approve the eligibility then it will be released in Beatport.

You can buy any plan after your trial, but you cannot upgrade any plan after your purchase. There is no refund or upgrade policy of Monotapes. (You can buy new plan anytime).

If you release a cover, remix or song that uses samples, you’ll probably need permission from the original copyright holder.

You can usually get this by purchasing a license before releasing your music. If you don’t have the necessary license, we won’t be able to release your music.

Here’s a quick overview of music licensing, but we’d recommend also reading this article on music licensing and copyright.

Cover songs

No license is required to release cover songs to streaming platforms, but you’ll need a Mechanical License for download stores. The mechanical license you need may also vary from country to country.

Remixes

If you’re remixing someone else’s track, you’ll need a Master License. Master Licenses can be a little trickier to get compared to Mechanical licenses. You may have to find, contact and negotiate with the rights holder directly.

Samples

You’ll need to get hold of both a Master and Mechanical License in order to legally use a sample of someone else’s song in your track.

Monotapes WILL REMOVE the account once it is inactive for more than 90 days in our record. Monotapes CAN’T REACTIVATE any account if it is not activated after 90 days of its expiry date. (User can create new account anytime)

Anyone on behalf of Music/Production Company or band or individual can create a Label, make sure that the name you choose should be legally own by you and any claim or Legal aspects in future Monotapes will not be liable for any claim, loss or damage belongs to your name/property.

Yes, you can port your previous releases with other distributers on Monotapes Digital.

  • You should have UPC and ISRC and rights available on your legal name same as your Monotapes Account. Go to Create Music- Select PORT
  • Previous Distributer should have no restrictions in contract.
  • In case your previous distributer have restriction –Condition Apply: Artist can takedown the previous song and RE-RELEASE on Monotapes Digital with Old UPC & ISRC. Go to Create Music- Select RE-RELEASE

MONOTAPES Digital empower artists to express their creativity freely. However, when it comes to streaming platforms with specific rules, the primary reasons for release disapproval often revolve around challenges related to the Cover/ artwork.

Below you will find rules and the most common mistakes, so you can avoid them:

Main Rules
  • High-quality image and text. For example: make it clear enough to be shown on a TV screen.
  • Own the rights to the image you use as artwork©.And if you don’t, be on the safe side and ask the person that owns the image if it’s OK for you to use it. Keep their approval in writing.
  • Use the same text on the artwork that is on the release.
Quality Rules

Quality issues are very common, images can’t be blurry or pixelated. Down below you will find the rules when it comes to artwork quality and how you can prevent them:

  • No Blurry or pixelated images – The image and text on the artwork can’t be blurry or pixelated. If you make an image bigger to fit our size requirements (that are between 3000×3000 pixels and 6000×6000 pixels) there is a big chance that it might take a toll on the quality. Which in conclusion is a really bad idea. 

The same rule goes for text, as pixels might show in the edge of the letters. You should also beware of the qualities of any logos, ensuring that they stay nice and crisp (for example The ‘’Explicit/Parental Advisory’’ logo).

  • Misalignments– The image has been moved within the actual cover art leaving a border (of any color) on one or two sides (basically the image doesn’t really fit).
  • Cropped images– Don’t add a rectangle/square to increase the total size of the artwork, (the image has been left with only part of the artist’s head)
  • Rotated images – If the image in the artwork is clearly on its side or upside down (like a vertical horizon) it won’t be approved
  • Copyright Always have permission to use an image if it is not made by you. Be careful using random images from the internet but if you do, make sure they are either free to use or get permission from the copyright owner. 
  • Images of famous artists Do not use other famous artists on the artwork as that can be seen as misleading and people would assume that the famous artist used, would appear on the album.
Image, logos, and advertising in artwork Rules

Another common mistake is that people use logos not owned by them or do advertisement on the artwork. Down below you will find the rules when it comes to Image, logos, and advertising in artwork:

  • Social media handles or other contact information are not allowed on the artwork.
  • You can’t Copyrighted images without permission.
  • You can’t put famous logos or brand names. 
  • You can’t put TAD Watermark or “Made with Album Art” on the artwork.
  • You can’t put Barcodes or images of existing physical products like LPs or CDs.
  • Don’t use the Parental Advisory/Explicit Content logo on the cover unless one of the tracks is marked as explicit.
  • The “Restricted logo” is solely used for R rated movies, not music. 
Text on artwork rules

The only text allowed on the cover art is the text that is included in the release information. Below you will find a list of kind of text is allowed to put on the cover art:

  • The name of the main artist (Correctly spelt)
  • The release title (Correctly spelled)
  • The label name (Correctly spelled)
  • The featuring artist(s) (as long as it is clear who is the primary artist and who is the featuring artist, For example, The featured artist(s) name can’t be bigger than the main artist, correctly spelled)

BUT you can have artwork with only the featured artist’s name only if it states that it is a featuring artist as well.

  • The producer’s name (ONLY if the person is added as a contributor,  correctly spelled)
  • If the cover art is made by a professional and you really want to credit them, you can mention the creator of the artwork (for example “designed by …”).

In conclusion: The spelling on the artwork and the spelling in the release information must be exactly the same

Format (Rules)

The cover art needs to be a perfect square and have a size of at least 3000×3000 pixels and max 6000×6000 pixels. The file format needs to be in .png or .jpeg (not .tiff).

What the artwork can NOT include:
  • No websites or social media handles.
  • No references to physical packaging like a CD logo, nor to a digital product.
  • No brands nor advertising.
  • No images from other copyright holders are allowed without written permission.
  • No year nor dates
  • No store names nor special offers.
  • No barcodes.
  • No tilted or cropped images.

    And lastly…

Pay attention to the quality of your picture – your song really deserves to be marketed together with a high-resolution picture.

The more pixels the better and an absolute minimum is 3000 x 3000 pixels.

Your cover art is still an important part of presenting yourself as an artist. Even though the industry has changed over the years and we’ve gone from the fold-out vinyl to the small digital icon of today the cover art is the first thing people see.

Take some time and think about how you want to portray yourself as an artist. Match the art with the kind of music you’re delivering and put in the effort to make sure it’s something you’re proud of.

There are plenty of good websites for making your own professional looking artwork and you’ll find them if searching for “make album art”.

The cover art is important – go the extra mile! It matters!