The quickest way to upload audio to our servers is to use FTP. This will allow you to upload bulk loads of tracks and allocate them to your tracks at a later stage.
Note - This article assumes that you have already created your Single, EP or Album. If you have not already done this please read one of these articles -
Setting Up FTP Access
Label Worx recommends installing a dedicated FTP client to connect and upload files to your Label Worx FTP account.
We recommend the open source solution FileZilla as it is free and works with Windows, Max OS X & Linux.
Download FileZilla from here - FileZilla Project
Once FileZilla is installed you simply need to create a new connection. You can obtain your Label Worx FTP account settings using these steps -
1. Select "Settings" on the top menu
2. Select the "FTP Access" tab
Your FTP details will not be present on the screen. If you enter these into FileZilla (or any other FTP client) you will be logged onto your Label Worx FTP and will be able to upload your audio.
Allocating FTP Files to Tracks
Once you have uploaded audio to Label Worx FTP you will need to allocate them to the tracks on your release. To do this complete the following steps -
1. Select "Release Management -> Release List" on the top menu
2. Select the release you are looking for from the list
3. On the "Release Details" screen click the "Upload & Upload Files" link next to your track
4. On the "Mix Details" screen scroll down until you see the "Audio Files" section
5. Click the "Select From FTP" link in the file section relevant to file you wish to select from the FTP.
320K MP3 - This is the main MP3 file you store against the track (used only for Promo - this is not a needed for for distribution.
WAV File - This is the main file used for distribution and promo
MP3 Sample - This is the main sample file used in many areas of the Label Worx. This will be generated automatically if you do not upload one.
6. Using the pop up browser window, select your uploaded file from your Label Worx FTP.
7. Click the "Yes" button to confirm you wish to allocate the file
Note - When you allocate a file from your FTP to a track the file is removed from your FTP. If you select the wrong file by mistake you will need to upload the "wrong" file back to your FTP to put it back
8. After a brief pause (while we analyse your audio file) you will see a confirmation pop up. Click the "OK" button to close this.
Your audio file will now be allocated successfully to the track on your release and the tracks waveform will be displayed.