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What Are the Requirements for Album Art?

Artwork should be in the .jpg file format. The minimum size requirement for album art is 1400×1400 pixels. Ideally, album art should be perfectly square, and 3000×3000 pixels. If your artwork is smaller, or rectangular, we’ll automatically fix it for you–but there’s a risk that our fixed version won’t look exactly as you intended. 

Please also make sure your artwork is in the RGB colorspace. Usually you don’t have to think about this — every digital camera and photo retouching program (like Photoshop) defaults to RGB. So you’re all good.

However, sometimes for whatever reason, you may have saved artwork in the CMYK or Grayscale color space, and Kami Records gives you an error. If this is happening to you, re-save your artwork in RGB format.

If you don’t have can use the free image for commercial in Shuttershock

If you don’t have Photoshop, uploading and re-saving your file with the Pixlr Editor will automatically convert it to RGB. 

Streaming services will reject artwork that contains 

  • A website address (URL)
  • Twitter name
  • The terms ‘Exclusive’ or ‘Limited Edition’
  • Any image that’s blurry, pixelated, rotated, or poor quality
  • Unlicensed/stock photography
  • Prices
  • Streaming service logos (such as iTunes or Spotify)
  • Nudity 
  • Gross stuff
  • References to physical media (example: “CD” or “Compact Disc”)

Also, please do not use the same artwork for multiple albums. Duplicate album art may be rejected. 

Updated on 24 September, 2021

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