What kinds of things are not allowed in my artwork, according to your digital retail partners' guidelines?

Our digital partners' artwork guidelines do not allow the attributes listed below. We will need a replacement file if artwork displays any of the following:

  • Website URL
  • Social network symbols or information (i.e., Facebook links, Twitter handles, etc).
  • Contact information (i.e., email addresses, phone number).
  • Pornographic images
  • Pricing information
  • Copyrighted images
  • Scan of a CD (it must be retail-ready artwork).
  • UPC barcodes
  • Tribute albums where the original artist name is as large as or larger than the performing artist
  • The cover art refers to physical or digital versions of the album (i.e., CD, Disc, Digital Exclusive, Digital Version, etc).
  • The cover image is blurry, pixilated or has other quality issues.
  • The cover art promises content that the album doesn't contain (i.e., "includes DVD", "includes free stickers", etc)
  • The cover art up-sells to another product (i.e., merch, other albums by same artist, etc)
  • The cover art claims to be an exclusive of one of our digital partners without their permission (i.e., iTunes™ Exclusive, Only on Amazon MP3, etc).
  • Graphic depictions of violence or gore
  • The word "new" or any time-sensitive reference cannot be included.
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