Afrotunes welcomes creativity but music stores usually have common rules for the artwork, audio, and metadata. So all the information you submitted should comply with the requirements listed below to ensure your release won't be rejected by them. 

Artwork requirements: 

  • Quality of Artwork

  1. Square
  2. Format: JPG, JPEG, PNG, BMP, TIF, TIFF or GIF
  3. Dimensions: 1400x1400 px - 4000x4000 px
  4. Size: Minimum 1MB, Maximum 10MB Per Image

  • Content of Artwork

  1. Only the release title and artist name can be shown
  2. The release title on the cover should be the same as the title input in Release Details
  3. A Parental Advisory Logo should be added if the lyrics are explicit
  4. No additional information/logos/URLs/production information should be displayed on the cover
  5. No logos or branding that you do not have rights to use.
  6. No references to physical packaging or pricing.
  7. No pornographic imagery
  8. No advertising information
  9. No misleading information (for example, prominently depicting or referencing an artist even though the artist does not perform on the album)
  10. Include product title and/or artist name on the cover as the reference to the release 
  11. Explicit content must be flagged Explicit with a parental advisory tag

Audio requirements:

  1. Stereo Formats: AIF, AIFF, FLAC, MP3, M4A, OGG Or WAV, up to 192kHz, 16-bit, 24-bit
  2. Track File Size: 1MB to 1GB
  3. Good production quality

Metadata requirements:

  1. No advertising information
  2. No additional information in the title unless it is needed to identify the content: for example, titles must not include Exclusive, Limited Edition, Tone, Alert Tone, Text Tone, Ringtone, Ringtone Version, E-Release, Digital Only, Digital Download, Digital Single, E-Album, 2 CD Set, With Lyrics, Clips from. Release date, Track number, Artist information in titles also considered as additional information
  3. Titles must not include: Clean Version, Explicit Version, Apple Digital Masters
  4. No additional information in the artist name, such as role, date, instrument, former band, website, and so on. e.g. The Fun One (Produced by Mark Jones) 
  5. No generic artist names, such as Yoga, Workout, Meditation, Baby, Christmas, Top Hits, Chorus, Orchestra, or Singer, as well as genre names like Rock, Hip Hop, or Smooth Jazz
  6. No generic titles, such as Track 1, Track 2, or Instrumental, unless they are the actual titles of the tracks
  7. The appropriate language selected in track level: language should match the language spoken or sung in the audio