Creating a product in FUGA Next consists of three steps:
Create the product
In FUGA Next, navigate to the upper right corner, click on Create and select Product then follow the instructions below:
- In the pop-up menu, enter the name of your product, this will be the title of the Album, Single or EP. You must not include version titles (eg. Deluxe / Radio Edit, etc.) in this field
- Click on the image of a Record to upload the cover art of your product. Please refer to this article to learn more about the requirements for your artwork: What are the cover art requirements for my product?
- Click Create and your product will become a Draft product
Add the assets
In the product view, click Add Existing if you would like to upload an already existing asset. If you want to create a new asset, then click Add New to add the assets (tracks) to your product:
- Select Upload New and then Add Files to open up the file-picker menu. Select the relevant audio files and click Open
- Add the asset title, then enter a track version if applicable (eg. Live, Instrumental, Remix - do not insert any brackets here)
- Click Create Assets, FUGA will start uploading your asset and you can continue building your product. For a complete overview of the Audio Files requirements, please refer to our article What are the audio file requirements for my product?
For more information on this topic, please read the following article: 'How do I create a new asset in FUGA Next?'.
In the artist picker, type the name of the artist and click Add As New or search and select an existing artist. If applicable, you can add another artist by clicking Add Artist again. Select the role of the artist (Primary or Featuring) by clicking the toggle. Please remember that a product needs at least one Primary artist.
Add the product metadata
To add a label to your product select the Label field. If this is a new label you can enter the Label name and click "Add as new" or you can search and select an existing label.
Select the Format field, and find the relevant format for your product. There are four formats available:
- Single: must contain 1 to 3 assets that are less than 10 minutes each
- EP: 1 to 3 tracks with one asset at least 10 minutes long and a total running time of 30 minutes or less or 4 to 6 assets with a total runtime of 30 minutes or less
- Album: must contain at least 7 assets (tracks) or contain less assets but have a total runtime of more than 30 minutes
- Boxset: must contain multiple volumes
Select the Explicit Content field, and find the relevant tag for your product:
- Not Explicit: content which does not contain any swearing and / or foul language
- Explicit: content which contains swearing and / or foul language
- Clean: content which contains swearing and / or foul language that has been censored
It is important to note that a product must be tagged Explicit even if just one of the assets (tracks) is an explicit one.
If you would like to know more about how to manage Explicit Content, please refer to the iTunes Style Guide.
- UPC / EAN / Barcode: this is a 12-digit unique code used to identify a product, such as an album or single. Depending on your contract terms, barcodes can be requested through firstname.lastname@example.org
- Catalog number: this is your internal identifier. Each product must have its own unique Catalog Number. If you do not have a Catalog Number to assign to your product you can choose one yourself, or use the Product’s Barcode as Catalog Number.
Release Dates: There are different types of release dates attached to your product:
- Original release date: this is the date when a product was distributed for the first time. This usually coincides with the Consumer Release date, and it may differ if the product is a re-release or a digital version of a physical product. If you are migrating a release from your back catalog this should be the original date the product initially became available.
- Consumer release date: this refers to the date a product will be available on DSPs.
- Pre-order date: a user is able to reserve a product before its scheduled release date and be the first to download once live. The pre-order date must be before the consumer release date. When a product has already been published it is not possible to add a pre-order.
- Recording Year: this refers to the year the album / EP / single was recorded.
- The (C) copyright year: the year the product in its current form was first made available for public consumption
- The (C) copyright text: the legal entity that owns the product in its current form, including the artwork
- The (P) copyright year: the year the recording(s) was first made available for public consumption
- The (P) copyright text: the legal entity that owns the master recording(s) of the product. You should not add publisher information to this field.
First, you must provide a main genre. This field contains genres that are accepted by all DSPs. The field is not editable and you can only select one from the provided list.
You can also assign a Subgenre to your release. This is a free text field that can be edited. The DSP will display the subgenre if it supports the provided metadata. If the subgenre you provide is not supported by the DSP, your product will only show the main genre.
If this is a new subgenre you can enter the name and click "Add as new" or you can search and select a sub-genre you have previously used.
This refers to the price of the product on download stores. Click the Catalog Tier field to select a value (Budget, Front, Mid, Back or Premium).
We recommend using 'Front' for new products, and 'Mid' or 'Back' for back catalog / discounted pricing.
This field refers to the language of the product title. This will default to English, but you are able to change this to the relevant language.
If your license for the distribution/exploitation of a product is not for World, the Territories section in the product view of a product allows the setting of available territories. Please find here an article on how to set these territories.
Important to note: Please make sure you fill in all required fields which are marked with an asterisk. If these mandatory fields are not filled in, you will not be able to approve and deliver a product.
When mandatory fields are missing, the platform will flag the missing information at the top left corner of your screen. You can click on the relevant message to display detailed information about the missing information:
Tip: Copy fields
If you are delivering a single, or an EP/album by 1 specific artist, you can also copy some of the product metadata over to the asset(s). In the upper right corner, select Other actions and Copy Fields. Select the Product fields you would like to copy to the Asset(s). Select the Asset(s) you would like the selected Product metadata to be copied to, and click Copy.