To ensure that accents and capitalizations appear correctly on the channels, the appropriate language must be set in the metadata. Our Quality Control Team reserves the right to correct grammar, spelling and punctuation mistakes.
1. Nonstandard Capitalization: Titles must not be in all capitals, all lower case, or random casing.
2. Abbreviation of Part and Volume: The words Part and Volume must be abbreviated with “Pt.” and “Vol.” Titles should be formatted as “Title, Vol. x” and “Title, Pt. x,” where x is a number.
3. English Title Casing: Los título para álbumes y pistas en inglés, deben tener la primera letra de cada palabra en mayúscula.
English titles (in releases and tracks) must have the first letter capitalized. In addition, for English, words before and after a dash (-), slash (/), or colon (:) must be capitalized, also.
The following words must be in lower case:
- a, an, and, as, but, for, from, nor, of, or, so, the, to, y yet, at, by, for, from, in, into, of, off, on, onto, out, over, to, up, with.
4. Spanish and Portuguese Casing: For Spanish and Portuguese titles, the content provider can decide on either title or sentence casing, as long as the casing is consistent throughout a given album. Capitalize the first word in parentheses or brackets. In addition, words after a dash ( - ) or slash ( / ) should be capitalized. Words after a ( : ) should be lowercase, except for series and medleys.
The following Spanish words should always be in lowercase (if title casing is used, these are also the only words that should be lowercase)
- a, al, de, del, e, el, en, la, las, lo, los, o, para, por, un, una, y.
The following Portuguese words should always be in lowercase (if title casing is used, these are also the only words that should be lowercase):
- a, à, ao, aos, as, às, da, das, de, das, do, dos, e, em, na, nas, no, nas, nos, o, os, ou, para, pela, pelas, pelo, pelos, por, um, uma.
5. Swedish, French, and Italian Casing: Swedish, French, and Italian titles must be formatted in sentence-case format. It means, only the first letter of every noun must be capitalized, the rest must be lowercase, except proper names and/or initials.
6. German Casing: German titles must use sentence case, and the first letter of every noun must be capitalized.
7. Accents and Characters Required: Supported languages must include all accents.
8. Use of special characters: Special characters use (as $, ¢, ∞¬, +, =, ÷, ≠, ´‚ `, etc.) won't be accepted, except when:
- same content or/and artist has been published previously in the same channels and the info can be confirmed by QC Team.
- special characters belong to a trademark and its confirmation document can be presented.
- following symbols: <, >, |, /, \, +, -, ,, ., :, ;, !, ¡, ?, ¿, -, _, (, ), ·, & y ".
- following symbols as long as they go with digit: º and %.
- following symbols as long as they are not used with promotional proposes or referring to social media: # and @.