When trying to distribute your release, if you have not correctly entered the metadata (the release information), the system may detect a validation error that will appear in the following red button on the "4. Preview and Distribute" tab:
If the following message appears when you select the button ("Channel does not accept genre... / This release's label does not have permissions to distribute to this channel"):
This is not a validation problem, but a warning that the content will not be distributed to this channel because the necessary permission is not available.
Beatport is a channel reserved for electronic music labels, which requires a specific permission to be able to distribute.
What should I do?
Accessibility to Beatport is not related to release validation.
- If the button is still red ("Validate this release"): There is still a validation problem present in the metadata, you can check how to solve it here.
- If the button is green ("Distribute this release"): The release is now ready to be distributed and you can proceed to select all available channels.
If you are interested in distributing on the channel, you can write to firstname.lastname@example.org to request the information to start the request.