ABOUT YOUR ARTWORK FILES
Downloading your cover files
After checking out, the download links for all the files of your artwork will appear. Click and download them. When download is complete, your files might be saved to your desktop, a specific downloads folder, or the last location you saved a file to, depending on your browser and your preferences. All files open with any program that supports images.
A watermark is added on all covers you see on our website, to protect them from theft. The files you buy are free of watermarks.
Your files and their usage (Standards)
When your download is complete, you will own 5 images of your cover, in JPG format:
A) a 3.000×3.000 px file
suitable and ready for digital music distribution platforms (cd baby, soundcloud, tunecore, etc.)
B) a 500×500 px file
suitable for your digital communication (social media, e-mail, newsletters, etc.)
C) a cd cover size file
12×12 cm (4,7×4,7 inch) & 300 dpi suitable for printing the cover of your physical jewel case CD
D) a vinyl cover size file
32×32 cm (12×12 inch) & 300 dpi suitable for printing the cover of your physical vinyl disc
E) a Facebook cover file
940 px width × 350 px height, suitable for the top cover of your Facebook page/profile
With just 30 € extra we can add text (artist name and title) on your artwork. Click here to find out how.
More information about Standard files:
A. 3.000×3000 px file (digital usage)
In order for the distribution platforms and stores to accept your artwork, it needs to meet several technical criteria.
It must be in JPG (or GIF) format, perfect square, at least 1600×1600 pixels in size, in RGB Color Mode (this includes black and white images), and for best results you need a resolution of 300 dpi.
Your download contains a 3000×3000 pixel jpg / RGB image of 300 dpi. You are ready for distribution!
Click here to read why text on an album cover is not always necessary.
B. 500×500 px file (digital usage)
Use your 500×500 pixel jpg image to promote your release on social media, websites, newsletters, e-mails etc.
Use this image also as a social media profile image (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.)
Your download contains a 500×500 pixel jpg / RGB image of low resolution.
C. Jewel case size file (printable quality)*
Use this 12×12 cm (4,7×4,7 inch) file in order to print the cover of your jewel case CD. Click here to see how you can do it at home.
Your download contains a 12×12 cm image of a printable quality (300 ppi).
D. A vinyl size file (printable quality)*
If you want to make vinyl discs, use this 32×32 cm file, made to match the dimensions of vinyls (printable quality – 300 ppi).
Your download contains a 32×32 cm (12×12 inch) file, suitable for printing the cover of your physical vinyl disc.
E. A Facebook cover with your artwork**
Use this image as the cover of your Facebook page.
Your download contains a 940×350 jpg / RGB image of low resolution.
* If you want to make physical discs, you need to design the rest of the artwork. We only provide the image of the cover in high/printable quality.
Adding text on the cover
With some extra charge we can send you via e-mail the artwork you buy (all the files) with your name (or logo) and album/single title on.
Parental Advisory Explicit Content
With some extra charge we can add on your files the “Parental Advisory Explicit Content” logo
The cost of adding the Parental Advisory Explicit Content logo on all the files of your artwork is 15 €.
Spotify Canvas Video
We can design for you a short moving visual (2D graphic/duration: 3-8 seconds) which you can add to your tracks on Spotify, based on the artwork you buy from music-artwork.com or the album artwork you already have!
The cost of the Spotify Canvas Video is just 50 €.
The video contains no text.
If you choose to buy Moving Visuals (by ticking the MOVING VISUALS box next to the cover image), first we will design for you a short vertical Moving Visual, based on the artwork you buy. You can use this file for Spotify Canvas. No text. Then we will make two Video Clips with your music: a vertical and a square, by looping the short video, and adding your track.
Your video clip (mp4) will have the same duration as the track you send us.
So, you will receive 3 files:
– A short vertical Moving Visual (mp4, 2D graphic, 9:16 vertical, duration.: 3-8 seconds, no sound), based on the artwork you buy from music-artwork.com.
Suitable for Spotify Canvas.
– A vertical and a a square video clip (mp4) with your music, based on your cover artwork.
Your video clip (mp4) will have the same duration as the track you send us.
You will receive your mp4 files via e-mail, within 2 working days.
The cost of the Moving Visuals is 100 €.
If you choose this option, first of all, we will design for you your cover with text on.
Our team will design 2-3 different proposals (different fonts, styles, colours) with your text and send to you by e-mail all the artwork files within 2 working days.
(click here for more about adding text)
Then you must choose a design and inform us about your choice.
We will design the Youtube files based on the cover of your choice.
You will receive the following Youtube artwork files:
A. a YouTube video static image – to use as a YouTube video cover**
B. a YouTube channel cover image, designed to match the YouTube “safe area” guidelines – to use as a cover for your YouTube channel**.
This image can also be used as a desktop picture (wallpaper) for your computer. It looks great!
C. YouTube video static images (as many as your album tracks) to use when you create videos with your music tracks for YouTube.**
All of these image files can have the following features on:
artist name (or logo)
You will get your YouTube Pack files within 3 working days after sending us the e-mail with the cover of your choice (Step 1).
The cost of the YouTube Pack is 70 €.
You can use the vinyl size file of your unique artwork and make a beautiful book cover.
**Please note that sometimes dimensions and proportions are hard to match, so for this file our designers carefully select the most interesting part of the artwork.
IMPORTANT: Please test before you print!
Our covers are carefully made and taken care of, in order to offer you a great quality product. But, if you intend to print the artwork, we recommend that you print a test copy first. We take no responsibility for bad printing results. Please bear in mind that the quality of prints depends a lot on the printer factory and its equipment, the kind of paper etc.
If you decide to print your cover in a large format (on banners, posters etc.), we suggest using the Vinyl size file.
All covers are made with GIMP, PROCREATE and INSCAPE apps.
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- 1. all genres
- black and white
- chillout - lounge
- dark electronic
- easy listening
- electro pop
- electronic - dance
- hip hop
- other genres
- R & B, soul
- Spotify Canvas
- world music
No need to worry about the 3000×3000 pixel image file
The files we get from music-artwork.com are in the right dimensions for digital distribution platforms. That’ s awesome!
Music-Artwork.com turned around our Spotify video clip in 24 hours.
Very fast, creative and would recommend to others!
Casablanca Sunset Records
Big Up music-artwork.com super creative people!
You guys made my life so much easier you can’t even imagine! Finding outstanding artwork to match the vibe of my songs never been so unchallenging! Keep up the good work.
You made it so simple!
I make a song on my home studio, i buy a cover the same day from music-artwork.com and i start promoting my new music immediately. Thank you guys for being so awesome!
Armagos (music composer)
It’s almost like having the fastest designer, available anytime.
Choose the cover, check out, download the files, and start sharing music! So simple and fast.