Releases will often have additional contributors on them such as a featured artist, remixer or producer. These roles can be added in Step 2 and Step 4 of the AWAL Uploader.
We’ve split up the options available via ‘Add Additional Contributor’ into Artists and Additional Contributors:
Additional artists should be mentioned in the Release Information section of the AWAL Uploader provided they feature on at least 50% of the tracks. Each additional artist should be added to the track they feature on within the Track Information section.
Artist - This should be used when you want to add additional primary artists to a track.
With - This can be used as an alternative to the “Featured” role. For example, when there is a main artist and a standalone band collaborating on a project this would be an appropriate usage.
Featured Artists - Any artist featuring on the track (such as providing guest vocals or a guest verse) should be entered here.
The below roles should not be added to the Product Information section of the AWAL Uploader, except for the Composer on a Classical or Classical Crossover release.
You can, however, add these roles as needed on the Track Information section of the AWAL Uploader, regardless of the genre.
Please get in touch via the Portal for exact instructions as to how you should be adding in Additional Contributors on Bollywood releases.
Songwriter - A songwriter is someone that has been involved in the writing of both the lyrics and music. Providing this information is highly recommended. For Soundtrack, Classical, Classical Crossover or Opera, please use the Composer role instead. Songwriter credits require full, legal first and last names. Band or stage names should not be used.
Composer - The track’s composer should be entered here. The composer is the person that has written the music. This is essential for any release that falls under the genre of Soundtrack, Classical, Classical Crossover or Opera. For other genres, use the Songwriter role instead.
Lyricist - The lyricist is the person who has written the lyrics to the song.
Engineer - An engineer is someone that has worked on the recording of a track. This includes the production, mixing, and effects. If your release is Mastered for iTunes, you’ll need to provide the engineer's name and email in the ‘Additional Comments’ section of the AWAL Uploader.
Producer - A producer can have different levels of involvement on a release. For example, this can be someone that has gathered ideas, suggested changes, controlled and supervised recording sessions.
Remixer – This should be used to credit the remix artist, if the track is a remix.