Version Titles are a way of distinguishing between different versions of a track or product. Please only use version titles if the album or track you are uploading has been rereleased or if multiple versions exist. A remixed or remastered track are two common examples of when to use version titles on your product.
Below are examples of Version Titles that could be used to differentiate two versions of the same track on a product:
Live, Radio Edit, Instrumental, Extended Version, Single Version
Please keep the following in mind when adding Version Titles to your product:
- The following Version Titles cannot be accepted: Album Version, Original Version, Previously Unreleased, Reissue, Original Mix
- A Version Title should not include information that is already addressed by display on digital services. For example: iTunes LP Version, Clean Version, Explicit Version, Mastered for iTunes
- If an album has been rereleased or if multiple versions of one album exist, use the Version Title to indicate how the version differs from the original recording. The following are examples of suitable product level Version Titles: 25th Anniversary Edition, 2017 Remaster, Deluxe Version
- If an album offers more content than the standard version (for example, extra tracks or other bonus material), use the Version Title to indicate this: Bonus Version, Extended Version, Bonus Digital Booklet Version
- If your product is a Live product, you should include ‘Live’ in the Version Title field, and include the date and location of the recording as well. Find more about Live detail requirements here (section 3.15).
- Version titles must not contain terms such as ‘Exclusive’, ‘Original’ or ‘Limited Edition’ as AWAL delivers releases with the view that they will be permanent on the digital services.