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Finally our Aggregation services are up an running and digital distribution just got a lot easier for all Klicktrack users. You upload your music once as usual on your Klicktrack admin and then we take care of the rest. If you need to get your music distributed automatically to 200+ digital stores and services (including iTunes and Spotify), at the same deal as your Klicktrack deal, just e-mail us [ info (at) klicktrack (dot) com ] to receive the extra contract you need to sign to get this up and running.
As you may know we changed the upload from MP3 to lossless (wav/aiff/flac) two weeks ago. The default setting is that your uploaded lossless files are converted to files for sale in 320 kbit MP3. (A pre-listening file is also done automatically by the system.)
If you want to sell a lossless file you should choose “Other” in the dropdown for “Type” at the Edit Tracks/Files page when publishing a release. (Again a pre-listening file in generated automatically by the system.)
Normally you choose “Track” and a MP3 is generated but if you want to sell lossless choose “Other” and you will have a wav for sale instead.
New feature at Klicktrack!
We believe that voucher codes will be a great tool for helping you to sell more music. You can reward loyal customers with discounts or have periodical sales. You can also use it to send digital copies to the press & media which will make your life much easier. Please note that the “giveaway vouchers” are not for free while discount vouchers are.
Please read our manual to find out more about the Voucher codes!
Dear labels, managers and artists, in order to be an even better service partner we will change the format for uploading music to WAV starting Wednesday 18th of March 2009. As a convenience we will also support FLAC and AIFF since these are lossless formats too giving us the same possibilities as WAV. Please note that we will still sell MP3s in all shops as usual unless you decide differently. Your uploaded WAV files will be converted to MP3 and preview files automatically by our system.
Why are you doing this you may ask?
It is basically for two major reasons. By changing uploading format to WAV we will have the possibility to convert your tracks to any future format that you or your customer will ask for.
Secondly we are about to add aggregation to our offering and in this capacity it is necessary for us to have lossless files in order to distribute music to all the various digital shops and new services around the world.
Creating WAV files is as easy as making MP3 files, both iTunes and CDex supports it. The lossless files should be in standard 16-bit 44,1kHz stereo as on audio CDs.
We strongly suggest that you use our FTP server if you are uploading more than single tracks. To use the FTP you need an FTP-client such as Filezilla or SmartFTP. Use your ordinary login and point your FTP-client to www.klicktrack.com.