Whether you just distributed your first release with AvidPlay or one of many, you’re probably wondering how to gain control of your artist profile across all of the streaming outlets your music is now live on.
Well sometimes when you check out that release you may find the artist profile it’s linked to is wrong, there was never a profile created, there’s no picture, etc.
This is something that you want to rectify as soon as you can, because it’s possible this may be the first introduction a potential fan will have to you. You should consider your artist profile as the visual identity for your brand. Below we’ve provided some details on how to reach stores to fix any issue that may arise in relation to your artist profile.
Amazon – Reach out via the Amazon Music for Artists app Help option under Settings. Be sure to provide the following information:
- Your Artist Name
- Your artist detail page link (either from within Amazon Music or the Amazon website)
- A list of albums which should be on your profile and/or the list of albums which should NOT be on your profile
Deezer – Get in touch with Deezer’s team at email@example.com
- Include your artist image if you want to change it: That must be 500×500 pixels minimum and 3MB maximum.
- Your artist bio explaining a bit about yourself in 100-200 words.
- Links to your social media that you want available on your profile.
iHeart – Your artist biography and profile picture are distributed to iHeartRadio via a third party service called AllMusic. AllMusic is powered by Rovi (now TiVo) which is a catalogue of art, reviews and in-depth information (like biographies and art work) on artists, albums, singles and EPs created and curated by their editing staff. You can mail TiVo one copy of the product along with any relevant promotional materials, such as artist bios and press releases, and email a single message containing artist and release images (in JPEG format and at least 300 pixels wide) and other promotional materials using the addresses below. TiVo adds products and other materials to their databases at their discretion. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Shazam – Sign up with Shazam for Artists and you will be able to update your profile with images, links to YouTube videos, as well as the ability to post status updates with links to new songs and have these displayed to any new fans that “Shazam” your song. Apple devices with Siri use Shazam as well, simply say “hey Siri, what song is this” if you don’t have the Shazam app installed. Sign up at shazam.com/artists
It’s important that your artist profile is updated consistently as it should always reflect where you are in your artist journey. Since it’s unlikely you’ll stay the same forever, your profile should reflect your evolution.