In order to distribute a DJ mix to Apple Music, you'll need to meet a few metadata requirements. Here's what you need to know to successfully deliver a DJ mix.
Just to be clear, A DJ mix is "an album containing multiple tracks overlaid or otherwise mixed together for continuous play."
- DJ Mix albums must NOT be delivered as a single audio file. It does need to be delivered as separate tracks.
- The release must list the DJ or artist at the album level and identify them as primary.
- Tracks that appear on DJ mixes must list the original artists as primary.
- DJ Mix albums must include a title version of "(DJ Mix)" in the album-level version information.
- Mixed tracks appearing on a DJ Mix must include the title version [Mixed] after all other version information.
Here's an example:
4 To the Floor Presents Nu Groove (DJ Mix)
Luke Solomon (Primary)
Tech Trax Inc. (Xplanitory Mix) [Mixed]
Tech Trax Inc. (Primary)
If your DJ Mix album contains 4 or more different primary artists, you will need to do the following as Apple has contradictory requirements for such cases:
- Apple requires all releases with 4 or more primary artists to use "Various Artists" as the release-level artist
- But Apple also requires DJ mix albums to have the DJ marked as the artist at the release level.
- Please save your release with no artist indicated at the release level.
- Push the release as is to distribution.
- Once the release is in your inspection, review it and once it's good to go email us to have us approve it for you and please include the Revelator artist ID of the release-level artist that should be added back.
- We will deliver the release for you to all DSPs that have been enqueued.