Artist & Label Upload Center

Artist & Label Upload Center2018-02-13T08:42:55+00:00

Welcome! You are now in the Artist and Label Upload Center.
Please complete Steps 1-5 below.
All tabs and all form fields must be completed. Thank you.

For TRACtion Americana please click the button below

Traction Americana Artist and Label Upload Center

For TRACtion Texas please click the button below

Traction Texas Artist and Label Upload Center

Please complete the information requested in each section and submit by the Assembly deadline.
*THESE FIELDS ARE REQUIRED. ENTER ‘N/A’ IN FIELDS THAT DO NOT APPLY TO YOU.
If this is your first release on CDX please email a copy of your record company logo to: mark@cdxcd.com

Please note: There can be issues with submitting forms over a wireless or mobile connection. Wireless connections are known to have small connection glitches which can cause a submitted form to stall or fail. We recommend using a wired connection when completing forms.

After you submit the form, you will be automatically directed to STEP 2 > INSTATRACK DIGITAL DOWNLOAD 

You will also receive a confirmation email that your information was received. If you do not receive a confirmation email then your information did not go through and you will need to submit the information again. (Remember to check your spam folder – the confirmation email might be in there.)

Track Information

THIS IS THE INFORMATION THAT IS PRINTED ON THE HARD COPY CD. ALL FIELDS ARE REQUIRED.

Contact Information

THE PERSON(S) YOU WANT RADIO PROGRAMMERS TO CONTACT. THIS IS THE INFORMATION THAT IS PRINTED ON THE HARD COPY CD LINER NOTES.

Who's On Your Team

THIS ENABLES US TO POINT PEOPLE IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION WHEN THEY WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT YOU. THIS INFORMATION IS NOT INCLUDED ON THE HARD COPY CD LINER NOTES.

Information For Your Paid Receipt

Mailing Address

WHERE YOU'LL RECEIVE COPIES OF THE CDX VOLUME ON WHICH YOUR SINGLE WILL APPEAR.
Please enter the email you want us to use in sending the confirmation that we have received your information.

Please complete the information requested.
*THESE FIELDS ARE REQUIRED. ENTER ‘N/A’ IN FIELDS THAT DO NOT APPLY TO YOU.

Please note: There can be issues with submitting forms over a wireless or mobile connection. Wireless connections are known to have small connection glitches which can cause a submitted form to stall or fail. We recommend using a wired connection when completing forms.

After you submit the form, you will be automatically redirected to STEP 3 > UPLOAD MUSIC

You will also receive a confirmation email that your information was received. If you do not receive a confirmation email then your information did not go through and you will need to submit the information again. (Remember to check your spam folder – the confirmation email might be in there.)

InstaTrack Download Information

Please include phone and/or email
Please enter the email you want us to use in sending the confirmation that we have received your information.

UPLOAD YOUR MUSIC IN THE WINDOW BELOW

To upload directly from your computer:
Click the red computer text link in the window below, and upload from your computer.*

To use the drag-and-drop feature within Hightail, you’ll need to reduce your browser window accordingly to view the file on your desktop top and drag it over to the music note icon.*

After adding your music, you’ll see a window asking for Your Name, Your Email, Subject and Message. Include your Name in the Subject field and the Song Title In the Message field.

(* If you’re having trouble uploading using the link or drag-and-drop in the window below, you can go directly to the Hightail site or upload via the Dropbox link at the bottom of this page. Scroll down to see upload options.)

If you prefer to use your own Hightail or Dropbox account to upload files, please share the folder or link with mark@cdxcd.com

Please note: There can be issues with sending music files over a wireless or mobile connection. Wireless connections are known to have small connection glitches which can cause an uploaded file to stall or fail. Hightail recommends using a wired connection when uploading files.

When you are done uploading your music, scroll to top of page and click the STEP 4 tab to proceed to STEP 4 > UPLOAD ARTWORK

Having problems uploading?

Go to Hightail website

OR

Upload via Dropbox

Still having problems?  Don’t beat your head against the wall – give us a call!  Please email Mark Piland at mark@cdxcd.com or call him at 615-292-0123 ext 24.

UPLOAD YOUR SINGLE ARTWORK OR PUBLICITY PHOTO, AND LABEL LOGO (IF AVAILABLE) IN THE WINDOW BELOW

PLEASE READ AND FOLLOW THE REST OF THE INSTRUCTIONS BELOW. THEY ARE FORMATTED TO BE PRINTED OFF IF YOU NEED TO PRINT THEM.

To upload directly from your computer:
Click the red computer text link in the window below, and upload from your computer as usual.*

To use the drag-and-drop feature within Hightail, you’ll need to reduce your browser window accordingly to view the file on your desktop top and drag it over to the music note icon.*

(* If you’re having trouble uploading using the link or drag-and-drop in the window below, you can go directly to the Hightail site or upload via the Dropbox link at the bottom of this page. Scroll down to see upload options.)

If you prefer to use your own Hightail or Dropbox account to upload files, please share the folder or link with mark@cdxcd.com

Please note: There can be issues with sending music files over a wireless or mobile connection. Wireless connections are known to have small connection glitches which can cause an uploaded file to stall or fail. Hightail recommends using a wired connection when uploading files.


GUIDELINES FOR ARTWORK

Help us help you…..look your best.

    1. High-resolution (1500 x 1500 pixels preferred — 600 x 600 pixels minimum) artwork of your single release cover OR a high-resolution publicity image (at least 600 pixels in width) without logos.
    1. Any artist and label logos should be supplied as separate artwork elements, preferably as large, high-resolution black logos on a white background (EPS, PDF, AI, JPG formats are best).
    1. High-resolution JPEGS are preferred. We can accept most other standard image file formats, but please avoid sending GIFs or other files that contain a limited palette of colors (often called “indexed color”).

SINGLE ARTWORK TIPS

Images on the internet and in emails are generally displayed at a very low resolution. As a result, fine details and text that look good in very large images are often lost when those images are reduced to the sizes required for email marketing and website ads.

CDX wants you and your release to be presented at its best and while we will do our best to maximize the impact of your single artwork and artist images, we are unable to correct artwork where the readability and impact of text and/or logos is lost when the artwork is reduced in size.

CDX utilizes 180 x 180 pixel single artwork on its download center and in promotional emails. This is a standard web/email ad size and it is the smallest possible size that your artwork will be reduced to during your CDX campaign.

If you are preparing single artwork, it is important that the logos, text fonts and colors you use on your artwork are readable at this 180 x 180 pixel size.

We highly recommend avoiding the use of script fonts, narrow fonts and heavily distressed fonts/logos on single artwork. We also suggest that you verify in advance that any font sizes that you use in your high resolution artwork maintain readability when you reduce the artwork a 180 x 180 pixel size. Many narrow and script fonts that are readable at a 600 x 600 pixel size become completely unreadable at smaller sizes.

When you are done uploading your artwork, scroll to top of page and click the STEP 5 tab to proceed to STEP 5 > MAKE PAYMENT

Having problems uploading?

Go to Hightail website

OR

Upload via Dropbox

Still having problems?  Don’t beat your head against the wall – give us a call!  Please email Mark Piland at mark@cdxcd.com or call him at 615-292-0123 ext 2.

If you have not already paid for your CDX service by check, please click the Make Payment button below to submit payment by American Express, MasterCard or Visa.

Payment must be received before the volume assembly deadline or we will remove your song from the volume lineup.

Please note: There can be issues when processing transactions via a wireless or mobile connection. Wireless connections are known to have small connection glitches which can cause a transaction to stall or fail. We recommend using a wired connection when submitting payments.

Make A Payment

Interested in promoting your track through CDX? Click the Advertise Your Track button below to be automatically redirected to the CDX media kit. You may review the selection of promotional services we have available online or print this document if you prefer. Feel free to call or email us with any questions.

Advertise Your Track