Please, be sure to accomplish all the following requirements in order to distribute your release correctly, thereby preventing additional updates and other arrangements that would imply additional costs to the distribution.
1. Artist name choice. Before you proceed with your release distribution, be sure that other artists with the same name as yours (similar or identical) doesn't exist, otherwise it can cause channels conflicts. For example, that your release gets merged in another artists catalogue (with same name), or vice versa.
2. Primary Artist assignation. The principal artist must appear as "primary" in all the release content.
3. Format. Artist name grammar has to be correct and consistent through all artist content. The occidental artist names cannot have the format: "Surname, name".
4. Composer. Composers have to be indicated only at the track level, not at the release level - except if we talk about Singles with only one track.
Non classical music composers have to appear at both levels (track and release). If there are more than 4 composers appearing in all tracks we will have to use “Various Composers” instead to list them one by one.
At the album's level you can use all roles as wanted, as long as all the involved ones (producers, performers, composers, etc.) appear in all tracks without exception.
5. Additional information. Artist's name shouldn't include any additional information, such as his role, dates, instruments, old band, website(s), etc.
6. "Various Artists" use. If there are four or more primary artists on the album, the artist name to be mentioned at album’s level must be "Various Artists". Do not include more than three primary artists at album level.
At the track level is preferable that do not appear too many primary artists names. It is important not to confuse the role with "performer". For example, if it's about a band, the band name must appear as primary artist and the members names as performers.
7. "Various Artists" at track's level. "Various Artists" cannot be used as an artist at track's level unless it's a continuos mix track, made by different artists.
8. "Various Artists" incorrect presentation. Any "Various Artists" variation or abbreviation (for example, "V/A", "VA", "Various", "Various Artist" o "Varios") can't be used as an artist name in English language content. "Various Artists" Translated versions are acceptable as long as they are compatible with the content language.
9. Compound Artist. Each artist field can only contain one artist name. Two or more artists or bands in a unique artist field is called Compound Artist. If there are more than one performer, every artist has to be assigned individually.
As an exception, usually artists that appear together as a band are not considered compound artists, so they have to appear jointly. In this case, it cannot be included individually the member name(s) that join the primary artist.
10. Generic Artists. Generic artists as Chorus, Orchestra or Singer aren't accepted in any music genre. The names must specific from a person, show or production.
11. Original artist name in artist field. For karaoke, tribut, orgel, parody, cover and ringtones, the original artist name cannot be shown in any artist field.