How do I upload and post audio?

Step by step process of uploading and posting audio files.

To Start

Log in to the artst web app and click on “Upload” in the left side menu.

If you’re ever uploading and you close the upload window, any details you entered will be saved to a draft. Drafts can be found in the “Drafts” section, under “Manage Content” in the left side menu.

 

Posting Audio

Click on the “Audio” option in the Upload window.

Start by uploading your audio file. MP3s and WAV files are permitted with a maximum file size of 200MB. When a valid audio file is uploaded, you should be able to see and listen to a preview to the right. If you want to change the audio file, click on “Click to Upload” again to replace the audio file.

You can upload a thumbnail - a photo that’s used as the display piece on your artst page when a user is browsing your content. If you’re interested in learning more about how to create effective thumbnails, check out this article. You can also use your default thumbnail which is set and changed in your Profile Settings. A default thumbnail is a thumbnail that can be easily used every time you create a post, saving you time and hassle.

Once these details have been added, you can click on “Next” in the top right of the upload window.

Now we have to ask you a few questions about the contents of this audio file. These questions are designed to protect you from infringing on anyone's copyright. Please answer the questions to the best of your ability. If you’re unsure on how to answer, please click on “Need Help?”. It is against our guidelines for artists to upload audio files that contain any copyrighted material unless they 100% own the material or they have written permission from all owners to use the material.

Once you have truthfully answered the questions, you can click “Next” to add details to your audio post.

Now you can add a title and a description. You can also add tags that relate to this specific audio which can help your members find the content they’re interested in. For example, if you post a cooking show, use tags such as cooking, discussion, tutorial, comedy, etc. 

Coming soon: members can search for artists and their content using tags. 

You must also decide who can access this audio post. Click on “Options” and you will be shown three options:

  • Members Only (Featurable)

  • Members Only (Private)

  • Free to View (Featurable)

“Members Only” means that only your paying members can access this audio. However, if you select the “Featured” option, you give us permission to feature the audio in curated collections on the home page and around the app. If we decide to feature the audio, any user on the app (whether they’re a member or not) can view this audio post. This is a great opportunity to receive additional exposure that may lead to audience growth both on and off the artst platform. If you select “Free to View”, the post will be available to anyone, including free users, and you also give us permission to feature this post.

Finally, you can add this audio to a series. If you’re unsure what a series is or how to use them, check out this article.

Click on “Next” to go to the last stage in the posting process. Here you can see a preview of how your post will be displayed to users on the mobile app.

You can schedule the post to be published at a later date. These posts can be found in the “Scheduled” section, under “Manage Content” in the left side menu.

Click “Post” to publish the audio or confirm the scheduling if you’ve entered a schedule date and time.