When Indiefy music distribution to get your art into the platforms it is important that the tracks in your release meet the standards that the stores require. This does not mean that you have to record in large studios in order to distribute music as technology becomes more advanced and accessible. Today we have tools that artists like The Beatles did not have at the time, to give an example.
There are currently different hardware tools (microphones, interfaces, MIDI controllers) and software (Digital Audio Workstations, Sample Libraries, virtual instruments) that can help you have a sound that matches your artistic project. We can't tell you exactly what you should sound like since that depends a lot on your creative freedom, however, there are certain specific cases in which we won't be able to publish your music. These are:
- Silences in the audio: If the material you distribute has more than 10 seconds of silence at any moment of the track
- Track too short or too long: The minimum duration of a track must be 1 minute (with exceptions in intros or outros that have consistency in an album) and a maximum of 20 minutes.
- Very high or very low volume: Despite the fact that Indiefy and the stores try to normalize the audio levels, it is recommended to comply with the standards set out in this Spotify article.
- Low Audio Quality: Releases that are recorded on cell phones contain distorted audio or any other issue that makes it difficult to listen clearly may be rejected.
If you avoid the previous points you will be able to complete the digital distribution of your music.