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Quick Guide for Graphics Sizes for Music Sites

If you're designing all the graphics yourself, for your artist branding, below you'll find all the various commonly used websites and the respective specifications they require.

This page should serve as a good memory aid to make sure you've not forgotten anything.

If there are obvious omissions then contact me and I'll add them.

Bandcamp

The premuim site for putting your music out. Artists get paid. You can use it to put out music freely and it's a great for building a following.

Track / Album

1,400 x 1,400 pixels
JPEG / PNG
10mb max

Bio Pic

800 x 800 pixels
JPEG / PNG
2mb max

Header

975 x 40-180 pixels
JPEG / PNG
2mb max

Background

Under 6,000 x 6,000 pixels
JPEG / PNG
2mb max

SoundCloud

A great place to put your music out for free before deciding to release it fully to make money. And a good place to start to build a following.

Track / Album

At least 800 x 800 pixels
JPEG / PNG
2mb max

Bio Pic

1,000 x 1,000 pixels
JPEG / PNG
2mb max
Shown in a Circle

Header

2,480 x 520 pixels
JPEG / PNG
2mb max

DistroKid

The most popular digital distributor for streaming sites. Submitting your work here will get it onto the most popular sites: Spotify, iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon Music, Google Play, Tidal, Deezer, etc.

Track / Album

3,000 x 3,000 pixels
JPEG
5mb max

Artwork will be rejected if they have the following on them:

- A website address (URL)
- Twitter name
- The terms 'Exclusive' or 'Limited Edition'
- Any image that's blurry, pixelated, rotated, or poor quality
- Unlicensed/stock photography
- Prices
- Store logos (such as iTunes or Spotify)
- Nudity
- Gross stuff
- References to physical media (example: "CD" or "Compact Disc")
- Or if it's a cover that used for multiple albums. Duplicate album art may be rejected.

CDBaby

An alternative digital distributor to DistroKid for submitting your music to the major streaming sites.

Track / Album

3,000 x 3,000 pixels
JPEG / PNG
25mb max

Artwork will be rejected if they have the following on them:

- Title / band name that don't match your submission
- Pornographic images
- Graphic depictions of violence or gore
- Website URL
- Social network information
- Contact information
- Pricing information
- Copyrighted images
- Scan of a CD (it must be retail-ready artwork).
- UPC barcodes
- References to physical media (example: "CD" or "Compact Disc")
- The cover image is blurry, pixilated.
- The cover art promises content that the album doesn't contain
- The cover art up-sells to another product
- Store info (such as iTunes or Spotify)
- The word "new" or any time-sensitive reference cannot be included.

Spotify for Artists

Once you have your music up on Spotify, by using a distributor service (like the two mentioned above) you can claim your Artist profile through Spotify itself. And they allow you put your band photo on there.

Avatar Image

750 x 750 pixels
JPEG / PNG
20mb max
Shown in a Circle

Artist Profile

2,660 x 1,140 pixels
JPEG / PNG
20mb max

Artist Profile Must:

- Show your face in the center.
- Not contain any infringing or offensive materials.
- Not contain writing.
- Not contain brand advertising.
- Not have busy backgrounds.
- Not promote your upcoming tour or album release.
- Comply with our copyright policy.

YouTube

Lots of people now listen to music on YouTube, especially younger generations. So if you want to get noticed before getting paid for your music YouTube is a good idea.

Channel Art

2,560 x 1,152 pixels
Safe Space to Use:
1,546 x 423 pixels
JPEG
4mb max

Artist Profile

800 x 800 pixels
JPEG
2mb max
Shown in a Circle

Video Background

1,920 x 1,080
JPEG
Any file size

Twitter

Twitter makes it quick and easy to communicate with fans and reach out to people, and unlike Facebook it allows to you post URL links and videos without being blocked or demoted. Making it the go-to social platform for musicial artists.

Profile Pic

400 x 400 pixels
JPEG / PNG
2mb max Shown in a Circle

Header Pic

1500 x 500 (pixels)
JPEG / PNG
2mb max
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RedBubble for Merch

My go to place for selling band / artist t-shirts is Redbubble, simply because it allows you set your margin of profit and you don't have mess about with any printing or sending out the product. Just upload a file, build your shop and share the link to your fans. Simple.

It also allows you to sell all manner of merch, such as bags, clocks, mugs and even socks. You get to select what you want to sell.

T-Shirts

2,400 x 3,200 pixels
PNG with Transparency

Everything Else

7,632 x 6,480 pixels
PNG with Transparency

Please Note

- The reason why you need to use PNGs with a transparency is so that the image sits nicely on a t-shirt without a white rectangle as a background.

- You cannot use stock images on merch unless you have an extended licence which generally costs around $100. So it's better to put original designed logos on there.


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