Songs on a website are audio files that are stored on the website's web server. To upload a song from one website to another, you must first download the song's audio file from the first website's server, and then you can upload it to the other website's server. This can be a handy technique to share songs that you have created for your small business.
Online Song Publishing can be done across several websites for promotion. Only do this with songs that you have created and have the rights to or songs that the artist has given permission for you to share, as it is illegal to share copyrighted songs.
For online song publishing, you need to follow the below mentioned steps:
- Open your Internet browser and navigate to the page containing the song file link.
- Right-click on the song link.
- Click on "Save As" (Mac) or "Save Link Target As..." (Windows) in the drop-down menu.
- Save the song file to your computer, making a note of the location where the file is being saved.
- Open your preferred FTP client and connect to your website's server.
- Navigate to the folder on your web server where you want to upload the song file.
- Drag the song file from the computer side of your FTP client to the live server side. Wait for the song to upload to the website.
You have to keep a few things ready for online song publishing. You will need:
- A Full Song File (required)
This must be an mp3, maximum 10mb in size.
- A Song Preview File (recommended)
This is 45-60 seconds of the song, usually showcasing the intro, a verse, and a chorus. Enough of the song for a potential artist to get a full picture of it.
If you do not want/have a preview file you may use the full song here.
- A Lyric Sheet (required)
This is for the artist in studio
Must be .pdf, .doc, or .docx
- A Chord Chart (recommended)
For the artist in studio
Must be .pdf, doc, or.docx
- If the file types are incorrect or too large the song will not upload
Songs may not upload using a mobile device, Safari, or Explorer.
It is recommended to use a desktop or laptop with Firefox or Google Chrome.