+1 for diplaying the filename along with the assigned title for uploaded tracks. Makes total sense to me as a “stupid-proof” check, for readability’s sake, since this involves a lot of manual back-and-forth between files and uploaders, making sure the track order is good, etc.
I noticed the date format from the uploader versus the excel submission sheet are different (one is yyyy-mm-dd and the other is mm-dd-yyyy if I recall correctly.) It would be helpful to make them the same to prevent mistakes.
I’m a bit concerned with missing a “Paid” checkbox when finishing the track uploads. Each track shows a lot of “deprecated” or currently unused fields right now that make an at-a-glance check (in this case, making sure “Paid” is checked for all tracks) difficult to do. Would it be possible to maybe collapse the individual tracks so it only shows the Title and the payment scheme checkboxes?
My preference is for YYYY-MM-DD everywhere—because I’m from the UK and MM-DD-YYYY seems weird to me but I also acknowledge, if you’re in the US, DD-MM-YYYY will be weird for you.
NB: I often find myself double-checking releases on Bandcamp or Discogs etc. If someone puts, e.g., 02-08-2020, on the metadata spreadsheet, I’m not confident between 2nd Aug or 8th Feb. Just a tip for other uploaders if it helps… I’m sure you’ve got this already though .
@Hakanto - One more newbie question: If any track titles indicate additional performers/composers were involved, but the metadata spreadsheet only has the Release Composer’s legal name, should that submission be rejected until the additional names are provided?
All future releases I have uploaded and made “active” did not show up in the “new releases” stream on the player. I assume the system will take care of the timing, so go through all the same steps as every other release I have uploaded.
Yep, system takes care of it behind the scenes to my knowledge (from a previous exchange with hakanto).
There’s a section on the spreadsheet for future releases so if/when we get involved with upload coordination I presume we’ll note these releases here and there’ll either be an email process to let an artist know it’s scheduled for upload, or emailed when live, or both, etc.
You can remove the release by scrolling to the bottom of the release page to the “Danger Zone” section and click on the “Remove Release” button. I have no idea what happens behind the curtains with the audio files and artwork associated with the release (and am curious to learn).
Without knowing why the artist removed their account, I don’t feel comfortable offering advice on whether or not to reach out to them. Maybe they gave up on Resonate and could be convinced to return? Maybe they’re pursuing a different artist persona/brand, so this release is no longer relevant? Maybe they abandoned making music altogether? Maybe they made this release in collaboration with others, and have since separated?
@Hakanto - I have a release submission which is a collaboration between 2 artists who both have releases on Resonate. The metadata lists both artists as the “Release Artist”.
Should I transcribe both names as shown in the metadata to the “Release Artist” field in the uploader? Or should I only use the name of the artist who sent the submission (since I can only assign ownership to that 1 artist, anyway)?
I’ve got a submission entry here that is actually multiple releases in a single submission - each with proper metadata sheets and all. It’s actually no problem for me to handle, but I was thinking I’d bring this up here, just in case.
I will be listing them as such in the uploads sheet :