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Are you ready to submit your release to Music Matters Entertainment? Music Matters Entertainment and our partners must receive all digital assets 8 weeks prior to release week. 

Music Matters Entertainment is able to provide ISRC codes for all single, EP and full album releases. 


We highly recommend using Dropbox to send over your digital assets. 


Click here to download the metadata form. Music Matters Entertainment requires a metadata form for all releases. If you're unsure how to complete the form, please contact your Music Matters Entertainment rep. 


Music Matters Entertainment requires that all cover art be sent in two different formats: LZW compressed TIFF, CMYK, RGB, or Grayscale Color mode and a PNG format.


If CMYK, cannot have an Alpha Channel 

If RGB, cannot have more than 1 Alpha Channel 

Aspect Ratio: 1

Number of Layers: 1 


Cover Art Size:3000 x 3000 pixels

Resolution: 300 DPI


Music Matters Entertainment requires all audio files to be 16-bit (sample size), 44.1 kHz (sample rate), 1411 kbps (bit rate) stereo WAV files, and MP3. 


Music Matters Entertainment requires properly formatted lyric sheets for all singles, EP, and album cuts in order to be used for time-sync lyrics and video closed captioning. 


Your file must meet the minimum requirements for broadcast in order to be reviewed for a full quality control check. For all formats please do not include any logos, text, etc on the video.


Video File Format: .mov (preferred), .mp4, .mpg, .avi
Video Codec: h264 (preferred), Apple ProRes, Avid DNxHD, DVCPRO HD, XDCAM HD, HDV
Frame Rate: 23.98 fps (preferred), 29.97 fps
Resolution: 1920×1080 or 1280×720
Audio Settings: AAC 44.1K stereo, Linear PCM 16-bit 48K Stereo, AAC 16-bit 44K Stereo
Field Dominance: None

APPLE MUSIC (If Requested):

Note: Please make sure the video does not include any intro/outro logos, text slates, color bars, social media names, site URLs, etc. 


Codec: Apple ProRes 422 HQ

Resolution: 1920x1080

File Type: Quicktime .mov 

Native frame rate of original source: 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, or 30fps.

Audio: Linear PCM, 16-bit or 24-bit, at least 48kHz 


Important: All videos must begin and end with at least one frame of black.

BROADCAST (BET, Music Choice):

BitRate: less than 50mbps


  • Include a 5-second slate followed by 2 seconds of black before the video starts.

  • Include at least 2 frames of black at the end of the video and no more than 1 second.

  • Closed Captioning is required for all final MUSIC deliveries.

  • NO mono audio files or tracks (watch your output settings)

Video Dimensions:
HD: Width/Height: 1920x1080
SD: Width/Height: 720x486

Framerate (Constant):
NTSC: 29.97fps
PAL: 25fps

Spotify For Artists:

Music Matters Entertainment requires artists to utilize Spotify For Artists. This page allows artists, managers and labels to update the look of artist pages with bios, images, playlists, and various other ways. You are also able to get up-to-the-minute stats about streams and who is listening and where. Follow this link and follow the instructions to claim your page.

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