Our digital partners are very specific about their casing requirements. For example, multiple artists must appear on separate lines as separate artists and not a single band name, certain punctuation is required when using certain phrases or information, or some punctuation may not be used except in very specific situations. They Require Standard Casing Which is Every Word Capitalized Except Small Words Like and or it. Our inspectors may make these changes to your artist name for you or request you change this during the inspection.
Creative casing or using ALL CAPS is only allowed when it is a known name and/or an abbreviation that you can prove (ABBA, LOL), or for a well-established artist name (AC/DC, MGMT).
That said, our digital partners do allow creative casing if there is a substantial online presence of your artist name branded as such.
Please note that this exception only applies to artist names, not album or track titles.
Our system is set to follow these guidelines and will auto-correct during sign up. For this reason, we would need to manually correct it on our end BEFORE you have submitted your album for review, in other words, DO NOT select "Submit for Distribution" until we manually correct your name.
If you have sufficient online presence, please provide us with at least 2 links to sources from the list below that show your Band, or Artist Name with the exact casing you want BEFORE you submit for distribution. Do NOT submit until your updates have been made because we cannot update it after your title has been distributed. The project however must be complete and paid for.
- A Wikipedia page
- An artist/musician Facebook page
- A YouTube Video with more than 100 views
- An official artist website
- An All Music Guide artist listing or a music site reviewing your content that can point to your artist name being established with this casing.
Please submit this request through our Help Center. Under "How would you like us to contact you?" select "please answer my ticket". Then select "Casing Web Presence" from the drop-down option "Select an option below". Once we get those links we will run it by our inspector team to see if we can make that change.