After you have uploaded all tracks and double-checked the release information you're given two options - "Create Standalone Digital" & “Attach to Existing Product”
This is your last chance to edit release information before the metadata (titles, album order, etc.) is encoded into tracks.
Once ownership (or right to distribute) is confirmed your release will be publish based on the following criteria:
Releases with a past or same-day Release Date will be On Sale upon submission
Releases with a future Release Date will be published at 12am EST on that date
Presales will be published at 12am EST on the Presale Date and delivered automatically on the Release Date
Create Standalone Digital
If Create Standalone Digital is chosen products will be created in your Shopify Admin for Digital Albums & Digital Tracks.
In your Shopify store (and in the example below), you will see products created for each track and a product for the album. Do not delete these individual track products - they are not visible to the public. This is just how we power the tracklist & previews on the album page!
Even if your release contains just one track, there will be both a “Digital Track” and “Digital Album” product created.
Note: You will see Presale and Scheduled releases in your Shopify Admin - they will not go on sale until the Release or Presale Date!
Tracks are assigned the product type Digital Track and are only visible on album pages.
Releases are assigned the product type Digital Album - even if its a Single or EP
Attach to Existing Product
When Attach to Existing Product is chosen you’ll be able to bundle or “attach” digital music to products from your Shopify Admin. With this tool you can automatically deliver digital music with the purchase of a physical product.