Creating New Releases with Play MPE
You can start a new release at encoder.plaympe.com. Upload your audio assets, images, track information, promotional info, etc. and determine the impact and email send time. Once complete, our Release Coordinator team will contact you to complete the release.
If you do not have an account, please contact us to get signed up.
Creating a release
Once you have signed in, create a release by clicking the blue Submit release content button in the top left-hand corner of the encoder page.
Fill out the form fields with the required information, such as:
Release Artist: The name of the artist
Release Title: The name of the release
Promotional Information: Any relevant text you wish to associate with the release. For example: social media links, tour dates, contact information, marketing plan, bio, lyrics, etc.
Impact / Add Date: The date you would like radio to add the release to their playlist.
DRM (Full): This allows recipients to stream, download, export, and burn to CD from Play MPE. Select this option if you're sending your release to radio.
DRM (Stream only): Recipients can only listen to the tracks in from Play MPE.
Creating a New Record Label
To create a new record label, type the name of the new record label in the "Create New Label" field at the bottom of the existing dropdown list and click 'Create'. Creating the new label will add it to the list of labels from which you can choose.
Choose from previously created marketing labels by clicking the "Choose" dropdown menu and selecting a label. You can add up to five.
Choosing Distribution Lists/Radio Formats
Put in the radio formats / genres you would like your release to be sent to by typing in the radio formats / genre names separated by a comma. For example: country, gospel, urban…
Adding Audio files
Drag and drop the audio tracks for the release into the "Add Audio Files" space. Use .wav or .aiff files.
Edit Track Info
Enter individual track info by clicking the "Edit Info" button beside the track. Click "Save" when you are finished.
Adding Cover art
Drag and drop a .jpeg, .png, or .gif file to add an album cover or photo to the release. (maximum file size limit is 100 MB).
You may wish to provide other files for recipients to download from the release. For example: video files, .pdfs, additional images.
Email Notification Info
In this section you can choose the email information the recipient sees when they receive the release. This includes Sender’s Name and Release Notification Subject.
Set Release email day and time
Determine the exact time the release will be sent to recipients by selecting the date, hour, minute, and time zone.
Message to Play MPE Representative
Our Release Coordinators prepare every release based upon the content you have provided. You can add any additional information or comments in this section. The Release Coordinators will see this as they prepare your release. (this is not published with your release)
Completing your release
Click "Submit" to complete creating your submission. Your release and info will be sent directly to Play MPE Release Coordinators for creation.
Any previous releases you have created will appear in the Releases page at encoder.plaympe.com.