WHO IS ELIGIBLE FOR DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION ?
Any artist or band that has created an account & has agreed to the terms & conditions and the digital distribution agreement.
AM I GIVING AWAY ANY RIGHTS TO MY MUSIC ?
No. You are only giving us the non-exclusive rights to deliver your music to digital music stores on your behalf.
IS MY MUSIC GUARANTEED TO BE AVAILABLE IN ALL STORES ?
Unfortunately not. Each store has the right to refuse your release. Reasons for rejection could be:- The quality of the recording or artwork. The genre of your music is not accommodated by the store or abusive and extreme political content.
WHEN WILL MY MUSIC BE AVAILABLE IN THE STORES ?
Each shop ingests your release at different speeds. Any distribution that guarantees your release being online in all shops within 24 hours is simply not telling the truth! It really depends on how many releases the shop has waiting to be processed. Generally speaking though iTunes will go online within 24 hours & all other stores within a week.
HOW LONG WILL MY RELEASE BE AVAILABLE IN THE SHOPS ?
Your release will be available for as long as your subscription or renewal fees have been paid or until you tell us to remove your release from the shops.
WILL MY RELEASE BE AVAILABLE IN ALL COUNTRIES ?
If a shop is currently available in a particular country your release will be available. There are also hundreds of shops in different countries that you maybe do not even know about. Your release will also be available in these shops.
CAN I CHOOSE IN WHICH SHOPS MY MUSIC WILL APPEAR?
No. At present we are currently offering a full worldwide service to all shops.
HOW DO I KNOW WHEN MY RELEASE IS AVAILABLE IN SHOPS ?
iTunes is currently the only store sending feedback to us that a release has gone live / online. For all other stores you will have to search periodically to check availability
ANOTHER ARTISTS/ BAND HAS THE SAME NAME. WILL THIS AFFECT MY ROYALTIES?
No. The unique UPC number allocated to your release is used to track and pay for sales. Please be careful though, some Artist / Band names are registered as trade marks and could therefore create potential trade mark infringements.
DO I HAVE TO OWN THE RIGHTS TO THE MUSIC I RELEASE?
You must own the rights or have been given permission by the rights owner and have your release approved by them. This applies to cover versions, Re-mixes & for the use of sampled pieces of music, vocals, radio, film or TV samples used within your release.
WHAT TYPE OF AUDIO FILES CAN I SUBMIT FOR DISTRIBUTION?
We only accept 16bit WAV files. Although your music will be sold in various formats the most shops require a WAV file and then convert to the formats themselves. If tou need help converting your audio please visit the how to section on our website.
IN WHAT FORMAT MUST MY COVER ARTWORK BE?
Artwork must be a JPG with a resolution of 2400 x 2400 pixels and RGB. PLEASE NOTE:- cover artwork may not contain email addresses, URL's, graphics containing prices. If you are scanning your artwork from a physical CD please remove any stickers.
DO I NEED TO REGISTER OR COPYRIGHT MY MUSIC BEFORE DELIVERING TO THE SHOPS ?
In theory your music is copyrighted the instant you composed it. You are not required to register prior to uploading your music to Wolf Digital. We recommend that you register your songs with the respective organization in your country of residence to protect your creative work.
HOW DO I REMOVE MY MUSIC FROM THE STORES ?
You can remove you music by requesting a "Takedown" from within your artist dashboard. Please note that it can take up to four weeks to remove your music from all shops and a fee of AU$20 is charged due to the amount of manual work required to remove music from the shops.
WHEN MY RELEASE IS ONLINE WHAT CHANGES OR CORRECTIONS CAN I MAKE ?
After your release has been delivered you are restricted to what you can actually change. Therefore it is imperative that you check and re-check your release before delivering to the stores. If there are errors in your release then the Wizard you guide you through the changes that are allowed. Please note:- Any changes will be subject to a AU$13 update fee.
NOW THAT MY MUSIC IS ONLINE IN THE SHOPS, CAN I EDIT THE INFORMATION THAT THEY DISPLAY ABOUT MY BAND / RELEASE ?
The stores do not provide the option to edit your bands information / pictures/ etc. Many shops grab this information from sites like ArtistData.com and Allmusic.com (AMG). Please make sure that your information is up to date on these sites. (If you are registered with them).
WHAT IF MY MUSIC DOES NOT APPEAR IN ALL SHOPS LISTED ON THE Wolf DIGITAL WEBSITE? DO I GET A REFUND ?
No. We cannot guarantee that your release will go online in all shops. Each shop has the right to refuse your music.