From the Team / 12 February 2020

How to upload an album to BandLab

Albums. A collection of work that represents you as an artist. A tangible product of your creativity, and one that can inspire fellow musicians and fans.

Share your artistry with the world with BandLab’s new Albums feature. It’s a fast, easy and creative way to showcase your work. Want to try it straightaway? Hit up this link.

Want an in-depth walkthrough? Read on.

Who is this feature for?

Anyone and everyone who wants to make and share their music! We’re here to help you unleash your creativity.

Maybe you want to keep things simple and get your name out there. Or maybe you want to go all out with bonus artwork and content, and really make a statement with your album.

No matter what type of creator you are, we’ve got your back. 

Build your album your way. In three easy steps.

Create an album on BandLab

So you have your tracks ready to go. Awesome! 

Need a refresher on how to create a track? Click here for some tutorials.

Let’s tackle the basics. Give your album a name, description, and a genre.

Set the album type: Album, LP, EP, Mixtape or Single. This doesn’t change anything about your album on the backend. It’s just a way to classify it.

Upload your tracks

You can choose to add existing BandLab tracks (personal projects only), or upload existing files from your computer. Supported formats include wav, mp3, m4a, ogg, aac.

Side note: you can’t add BandLab band projects to the album yet! Just personal projects. We’re working on supporting band tracks in Albums, so watch this space.

Pick an existing visual theme, or customize your own

Your album, your design! We’ve made the album page customizable so you can tailor it to your needs. 

Customizable fields include the background image and font colors. 

We’ve also pre-set some themes to help speed things up, if that floats your boat.

Add more sauce with bonus materials

Every album’s got a story behind it. Bonus materials allow you to add even more color to your presentation.

Bonus materials can be things like: demo tracks, moodboards, songwriting notes, video clips of your process, and behind-the-scenes footage. 

What to include? It’s totally up to you. Go as deep as you’d like, and take your audiences on an artistic journey.

Pricing your album

BandLab doesn’t charge you anything to monetise your album. We’re serious about our mission to tear down the barriers to creativity, so there are no hidden subscriptions, or fees. 

For your own album, you can choose from two pricing options: Free and Tip-Based.

Free Album

Fans can stream my tracksYes
Fans can download bonus materialsYes
Fans can download my tracksOptional 
Fans can tip meOptional. Make sure your Tip Jar is up and running!

Tip-Based Album

Fans can stream my tracksYes, without leaving a tip
Fans can download bonus materialsYes, after leaving a tip
Fans can download my tracksYes, after leaving a tip
Fans can tip meYes, either the minimum amount you set, or fans can choose to tip more.

To read more about pricing works, click here.

The world’s your album.

Whether you’re a beginner who’s just starting out, or a pro musician looking to branch out, BandLab’s here to help you connect with fans. We take care of the technical snags to help you focus on what you do best: making music.

Try BandLab Albums on BandLab.com.

BandLab Albums is now available on web in beta, with mobile coming soon. 

To find it, go to BandLab.com, click ‘Library’, and ‘Albums’. Check out the Albums article in our Help Center for more tips and tricks.

Get out there and make some music!

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