To ensure that the accents and capitalization appear correctly on all channels, you must specify an appropriate spelling in the metadata fields. Our quality control team reserves the right to correct errors in grammar, in spelling and punctuation.
1. Nonstandard capitalization. Titles have to contain capital letters to the begginning of each sentence and in proper names always. For other cases, please check the next points.
The arbitrary use of capital letters can be accepted if the first word's letter is in capital and is not written entirely in capital letters.
Titles should not contain all capital letters except in the following cases:
- If there is a cacophony - it means, a succession of letters that result an unpronounceable word and that can be associated to some acronyms.
- If they are real acronyms. In that case, it is obligatory to insert the letters with points (.).
- For the artist names, only when there's a requested update in the channels from this profile or with a previos advertise asking that one tries to preserve the name entirely written in capital letters. To communicate this kind of questions, please contact our Support Team.
2. Abbreviation. The words "Part" and "Volume" should be abbreviated as "Pt." and "Vol."
The titles that require the use of one of those two words, should have the following format: "Title, Vol. X" and "Title, Pt. X" (where "X" is a number.)
The use of abbreviations will be obligatory when there is an homonymous topics succession in different parts, or when there is a numerical succession with same titles songs. The use of Arabic or Roman numbers remains to each individual choice, but it will have to support the criterion along the album.
Preferably the expression " Pt. " it have to be used only for tracks and " Vol. " just for albums, with the exception of the singles, where is better to obviate the expression " Vol. " until it belongs to the real track title.
3. Titles in English. The titles for albums and tracks in English language, should have title case format (all words are capitalized except articles and conjunctions). In addition, the first letter of the words before and after a hyphen (-), a slash (/) or a colon (:), should be capitalized.
For example: In the Still of the Night
The following words should always be lowercase:
- 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 Titles in Spanish, and Portuguese. For albums and tracks titles in Spanish and Portuguese, you can decide on either title or sentence casing, as long as the format is consistent throughout the entire album. The first letter of a word that is in parentheses or brackets should be capitalized. In addition, words after a hyphen (-), slash (/) or colon (:), must be uppercase.
The following words in Spanish, should always be in lower case:
- a, al, de, del, e, el, en, la, las, los, o, para, por, un, una, y.
The following words in Portuguese should always be in lower case:
- a, à, ao, aos, as, às, da, das, de, das, do, dos, e, em, na, nas, no, nas, nos, o, os, ou, para, pra, pela, pelas, pelo, pelos, por, um, uma.
5. Titles in Swedish, French and Italian. The titles of albums and tracks in Swedish, French, and Italian should be in sentence format, i.e., only the first word of the sentence should have the first letter capitalized, all others must be lowercase, except in cases of names and / or abbreviations.
6. Titles in German. German albums and tracks titles must use sentence case, and the first letter of every noun must be capitalized.
7. Accents and required characters. All western languages should include all appropriate accents and characters, as required by the correct spelling of each language respectively.
Spelling mistakes will be allowed only if it is possible to argue any premeditation in certain contexts.
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 @.