Creating a Release in 3-Steps with Full-service Caster
Creating a Release with Caster is a 3-step process and is the foundation for getting your music out to verified tastemakers around the world! With the Release Creator, you’ll be able to compile your tracks, create a marketing email, and select who it goes to. In this walkthrough, we’ll show you how to customize your upload so that you can create the perfect Release!
1. Release Overview
When you first log on to Caster, you’ll be greeted with the Release Overview page.
The top section now displays any Releases you have that are currently a work in progress. If you’re looking to continue something you have started, navigate to the three dots to resume your Release.
3. Release Creator, Step 2 – Promote
In the second step, Promote, you’ll focus on crafting the email that will be sent out to your recipients announcing your Release. This page includes the settings for the email heading, date and time of send, but most importantly, the body of the email. You can also add in extra promotional tidbits to support the release of your track(s)!
Email and Notification Settings
*Sender’s name: The name of the account in which the email will come from
*Email subject: The title of the email
*Send time: The time of day in which the email will be sent out
*Time zone: The time zone in which your track(s) will be made global
This marks the end of Step 2 – Promote. When all your fields are complete, proceed with Save and Continue. You will be able to return to this step at any given point to make changes, granted you have not submitted the release.
4. Release Creator, Step 4 - Distribute
This marks the end of Step 3 – Distribute. When all your fields are complete, proceed to Submit release.
5. Review and submit
Before you submit, please note that you will not be able to make any changes past this point, so if you need to review any of the previous steps, you can take the time to do so now. When clicking Submit release, a pop-up will appear and remind you of this before your submission is processed.
You can also use the Save as draft button located in the footer if you would like to submit at a later time.
6. Next steps
After submission, you will receive a confirmation email. You can expect to hear from a Release Coordinator in the next 1 to 2 business days with your Release assembled for approval, which you can then review and request for changes if necessary.
At the same time, your Release will be moved into the Submitted Releases table with the status set to Pending. This will be updated as the Release Coordinator continues to work with you to publish your Release.