So you’ve signed up and possibly upgraded - now you’re ready to get your catalog onboarded into your account. Below is an outline of the most efficient steps in manually onboarding your catalog.
NOTE: If you are a business and are interested in onboarding assistance, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org . Our team will analyze your data & assets to see if/how your catalog can be ingested via our backend process. Our ability to assist, along with the quote, is dependent upon how you have everything organized, the format that your data is in, and the size of your catalog.
1. Creating a folder structure before onboarding any of your catalog will allow you to import directly into that structure. For example, say you’re about to upload all of the music related to the writer ‘Billy Jean’ - it’s easiest to create a folder titled ‘Billy Jean’ and then upload everything into that folder. You can always transfer everything into folders after you’ve uploaded it, but it will save you time to do it beforehand.
2. People typically mirror the organizational outlines of where they currently store lyrics, recordings, etc. (Dropbox, Box, iTunes, hard drive, etc.) The most common folder structure we’ve come across is having a folder for each writer/artist/band/producer with subfolders underneath if applicable (usually for individual albums or projects, years, etc.)
Bulk Upload Recordings
1. Once you’ve created your folder structure, you can begin creating song projects within that folder. The most efficient way to do this is via our Bulk uploader.
You can either:
- Drag and drop your recordings into the main catalog view and they’ll begin uploading, or
- Select the orange +New button and select "add recordings".
2. You’ll have the option to pull in other recordings from SoundCloud, Spotify, YouTube, or Box while your recordings process, but this is not required.
3. Once your uploads are finished processing, select Continue in the bottom corner.
NOTE: Anything you upload to Songspace is automatically converted into a 192 KBs MP3.
If you’ve uploaded more than 1 recording then you’ll be prompted to do 1 of 2 things:
- Create a song project for each recording. For example, if you uploaded the primary song for each song on an album, you would select this option to create a song for each recording.
- Combine recordings into one song project. For example, if you uploaded the primary recording, instrumental, female vocal, etc. for the same song you would select this option to add all of these recordings to the same song.
To learn how to edit all of these new songs efficiently, click here.