There are a few store rules that affect what you’re allowed to include in your artist names, but don’t worry, we’re here to help!
Artist names on releases uploaded through RouteNote can’t contain the following:
For example – Joe T (aka Lil Joe), or Lee Pizzle (Lee P). Joe T or Lee Pizzle, without the aliases, would be fine.
- Additional info
You cannot include any additional info within your artist name, such as: Leo Zennard (Oboe), or Leo Zennard (UK). The reason for this is that it makes the artist name inaccurate. The artist’s name is “Leo Zennard”, not “Leo Zennard (Oboe)”. You could end up in a situation where you have multiple profiles on stores because the artist is credited in multiple ways.
- Numerical dates or timestamps
For example your artist name cannot be – 07/12/94 or 07/12 or 13:48. However, non-numerical dates are fine; e.g. July 7th 1990.
- Distribution companies or platforms
You can’t mention distribution companies or platforms (e.g. RouteNote, Spotify, YouTube, etc.) in your artist names.
- Contact info
You can’t use artist names that contain any contact information, such as: Social media tags (e.g. @Joe_T), hashtags (e.g. #JoeT) or website addresses (e.g. www.JoeT.com). Please see our contact information style guide article for more about this.
- Special characters
Names can’t use characters that are either not part of a language or are non-standard punctuation (please see our unrecognised characters style guide article for more about this).
- Generic names
Artist names can’t be too generic (please see our generic titles/names article for more about this).
Feel free to get in touch with us if you have any questions or concerns!