At least one songwriter credit is required on tracks distributed through AWAL (there are a few exceptions for Classical, Musical Theatre and similar genre releases). You’ll enter your songwriter credits each time you upload a product.
Songwriter credits must be full, legal names. Artist names or stage names will not be accepted.
Follow these steps to add or make changes to songwriter credits:
- Open your release in the AWAL Uploader and navigate to Track Information (Step 5)
To the right of each track title, you’ll see a blue ‘Edit Track Info’ button. Click this to open the track detail fields.
- Scroll to the bottom of the track detail fields and you’ll see the Songwriters heading. Either select an existing songwriter, or enter a new one by toggling to ‘New’. Remember, songwriter credits must be a legal first and last name!
Please ensure that you only enter one songwriter per entry field. You can select ‘+ ADD ANOTHER WRITER’ if you need to credit multiple songwriters.
After you’ve entered the correct songwriter credits, click ‘Save and Close’ and move on to the next track.
Repeat for all tracks until all of the songwriter credits have been updated.
NOTE: If your songwriter credits are the same for every track, you can click the ‘Add’ button below your songwriter entries. This feature will add that songwriter credit to all tracks on your product.