While some changes can be made after a release is finalized, these post-finalization changes are not possible for submissions older than 3 years. These types of releases we are referring to as "Legacy Submissions/Releases."
This includes changes and corrections to metadata or audio as well as the ability to upgrade or opt into new services, such as CDB Boost.
Why isn't this possible for older releases?
Metadata requirements set by our partners change over time. The older a release is, the more likely it is that its metadata no longer conforms to the current requirements for delivery to our partners.
This makes us unable to redeliver that same metadata to places it has been delivered before, and sometimes unable to deliver it as-is to new services who may ask for more information than was gathered at the time of submission.
Think of it like software: software updates are possible to a certain point, but eventually, a new version of the software is released, and updating the old software doesn't work anymore - you need the new software version.
So what can I do if I want to update an older release, or opt into a new service?
The best solution in these cases is to rerelease the album or single, which provides the chance to add any missing metadata, refresh the existing metadata, and keep your release up to the modern metadata standards. Doing this limits potential problems with future partners, and keeps your release eligible for any new services offered by us or those DSPs.
To rerelease your album or single, you will need to cancel the original submission and create a new sign-up within your CD Baby account.