Feature Release: Bulk Catalog Imports

Hey, you! Congrats on your new record. Your fans love it, and it’s looking great featured in your own web store, primed for some great direct-to-fan sales. We can’t help but think, though, that something is missing…

Oh, we got it! It’s rest of your albums! For our part, we believe your entire catalog deserves a home in your web store.

The problem is…

That sounds like one hell of a headache.

But the solution being…

Our bulk catalog import tool!

We’ve simplified the process of importing full catalogs to your Shopify store. Drag and drop importing with DDEX XML files is designed to ease the burden of large catalogs reduced development needs. This feature can be best utilized by artists/labels that need to upload a large digital catalog without going through each release one at a time — however, anyone can use it if you have your catalog in DDEX format.

What you'll need...

A catalog formatted for DDEX ingestion (most likely provided by your distributor) - including a ZIP file containing the DDEX message .xml file and resource file (album artwork, lossless (WAV or FLAC) audio files). The DDEX file contains all of the information needed for the release and tells the system how to use it, where to put it, and how to organize the files.

If that sounds like scary tech gibberish…

Don’t run away! We can walk you through the process and make it as painless as possible. Ready to learn more? Check out our support article on DDEX imports here.