What are the audio file requirements for my music?

Last updated on
November 23, 2023

To ensure that your music meets the necessary audio file requirements for distribution on Unchained Music, please adhere to the following guidelines:

Mastering: Before distribution, it is essential that all audio files have undergone a mastering process to meet industry standards. Failure to do so may result in rejection during our quality assurance process.

File Formats: Accepted audio file formats include:

  1. WAV at 16-bit depth, 44.1kHz, stereo.
  2. FLAC at 16-bit depth, 44.1kHz, stereo.

Audio Quality: Audio files should be of high quality and free from background noise and sound imperfections.

Silences or Pauses: Tracks should not contain extended silences, pauses, or dead space at the end. If a song ends with silence, it should not exceed ten seconds in duration. Distributing tracks that consist primarily or entirely of silence is not allowed.

Minimum Track Length:

  1. For singles, a song must have a duration of more than 60 seconds to prevent potential issues related to click fraud.
  2. For albums, streaming services typically require an average track length of more than 60 seconds.

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