Creating New Releases with Play MPE
You can start a new release using our Release Creator online form on encoder.plaympe.com. Upload your audio assets, release and track information, and determine the impact and email send time with ease. Once complete our team of Release Coordinators will contact you to complete the release.
If you do not yet have an account, please contact us to get signed up.
Creating a release with the Release Creator
If this is the first time you have signed in, go ahead and create a release by clicking the blue Create New Release button in the top right-hand corner of the encoder page.
Using the form fields, fill out all of the necessary information required to inform MPE recipients of your release.
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. Ex. tour dates, contact information, marketing plan, bio, lyrics.
Impact / Add Date: The date the label (or artist, promoter, etc.) would like radio to add the release (usually a single) to their playlist.
DRM (Full): Allow the ability for recipients to Save the track locally as well as stream it.
DRM (Stream only): Recipients can only listen to the tracks in the MPE system.
Adding Records Labels
Choose from previously created marketing labels by clicking the Choose dropdown menu and selecting a label. You can add up to five.
Creating a new Record label
To create a new record label, type the name of the new marketing label in the “Create New Label” field at the bottom of the existing dropdown list and click “Create”. Creating the label will add it to the list of labels you can choose from.
Choosing Distribution Lists
Describe the genres you wish your release to be sent to by typing in the genre names separated by a comma. Ex. 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, gif file to associate an album cover with the releases. (maximum file size limit is 100 MB).
You may wish to provide other files for recipients to download from the release. Ex. video files, .pdfs, high res 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 Subject Line.
Timing the Release email send time
Determine the exact time the release will be sent to Distribution Lists by selecting the hour, minute, time zone and date in this section.
Message to Play MPE Representative
Our Release Coordinators prepare every release based upon the contents you have provided. You can add any additional information or comments in this section that they will read as they prepare your release. (this is not published with your release)
Completing your release
Click Submit to complete creating your release. Your release will be sent to Play MPE Release Coordinators for approval.
Any previous releases you have created will appear in the Releases page that is shown after you sign into encoder.plaympe.com.