Your artwork file must follow these requirements:
3000 x 3000 pixels maximum; 1400 x 1400 pixels minimum
PNG, GIF, JPG, or JPEG file type
72 - 300dpi (300dpi is the best)
Less than 25mb
RGB color scheme (not CMYK)
The content on the artwork has to be:
Unique to this particular title. We cannot accept artwork that has been used for another title.
The uploaded image must match your physical album cover artwork.
IMPORTANT: If your artist name and the title of your release appear on your cover artwork, it MUST precisely match the information you provided in the submission form of your project. The text should be identical. For instance, if the artist name you provided is 'MC Such & Such' the text on your artwork should NOT say 'MC Such & Such & The Band'" -or even better- "For instance, if the artist name you provided is 'MC Such & Such' the text on your artwork should NOT say 'MC Such & Such Band'.
Please note that generic artwork (such as a solid color square with no text) may not be accepted. We recommend including identifying information on the cover image, so long as it meets our other guidelines.
Here is a list of what you can't add on your cover art:
Social network symbols or information (i.e., Facebook links, Twitter handles, etc).
Contact information (i.e., email addresses, phone number).
Scan of a CD (it must be retail-ready artwork).
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 Music, etc).
Graphic depictions of violence or gore
The word "new" or any time-sensitive reference cannot be included.