If you choose to upload your catalogue via File Transfer Protocol (FTP), we kindly ask you to send us your audio files together with a metadata file.
Please read the instructions here explaining the steps of the FTP upload.
A Metadata file is a document that contains the textual information about the audio files from your catalogue. For each audio file, you must at least indicate:
URL of the corresponding audio file
ISRC code - it’s not obligatory, but it’s highly recommended
Accepted metadata formats:
DDEX (used by EMI, Sony, Universal, Warner)
BMAT metadata.xls (Excel)
Please let us know your preferred format.
BMAT Metadata Excel File
We’ve created an easy-to-follow guide to help you organise your metadata in Excel format.
There are different guides for if you’re a publisher of production or a publisher of commercial music. Please choose the right option.
1. If you’re a publisher of production music and would like to send us your libraries:
Read carefully the instructions included in the PRODUCTION MUSIC Guide.
IMPORTANT: Use the PRODUCTION Metadata Template.
2. If you’re a publisher of commercial music and would like to send us your catalogues:
Follow the instructions in our COMMERCIAL MUSIC Guide.
IMPORTANT: Use the COMMERCIAL Metadata Template.
Upload your catalogue and complete the delivery
Once you have your metadata file ready, follow the steps to properly complete the FTP delivery.