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What are the link requirements for adding/editing artists?

Viberate Pages are equipped with social media (Instagram, Twitter, etc.) and music links (Spotify, Beatport, etc.) that lead to the artist's official channels. Linking the correct channels is very important. They provide the content displayed on the Artist Pages and allow us to calculate and monitor an artist's performance across various channels. Make sure you add as many channels as possible.

When adding or editing Artist Pages, stick to the requirements in this section. If you're new to our contribution system, take a few minutes and read through the content below, as well as the general guidelines and content requirements

Below you'll find the general rules for adding/editing links, plus link requirements and examples for each channel. See how the links should look on this page.

GENERAL RULES:

Search for active artists' channels across all possible social media and music services. If you’re adding or editing a band, you need to pay attention and only add links that belong to the band as a whole, not individual band members.

▪ All links should be active and display content.
▪ All channels should belong to the artist you are adding/editing.
▪ The last post on each social media channel should not be older than 3 years.
▪ Insert the most basic/shortest URL form possible. See the example below:
       ✔️ https://www.facebook.com/umek.si
       ❌ https://www.facebook.com/umek.si/about/?ref=page_internal
▪ While editing, replace incorrect or broken links (if you can’t find replacements, leave the placeholders empty). 
▪ While editing, don’t remove the existing links on pages if they are correct (belong to the artist, display content), even if the content is outdated (more than 3 years old).

Don't add:
▪ personal Facebook profiles, 
▪ search results,
▪ individual videos/tracks/songs,
▪ auto-generated channels (e.g., YouTube "Topic" channels),
▪ fan-made channels,
▪ playlists,
▪ podcasts,
▪ albums,
▪ record label channels,
▪ Instagram tag/location pages.

LINK REQUIREMENTS WITH EXAMPLES

MUSIC PLATFORM LINKS

Spotify
The artist’s profile, not a personal (user) profile/playlist/podcast. If the profile is joint with another artist, the majority of the published tracks should belong to the artist you are adding or editing
Example: https://open.spotify.com/artist/5Hini2nQyoglzpdKe41cZt

Beatport
The artist’s profile, not a song/label. If the profile is joint with another artist, the majority of the published tracks should belong to the artist you are adding or editing.
Example: http://www.beatport.com/artist/umek/4177

YouTube
The artist’s official channel, not individual songs/albums or topic/record label channels. 
Example: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3zRUoRrwCXMpWvBwrJPQ8g 

YouTube Vevo
The official YouTube Vevo channel. Don't add individual songs/albums or topic/record label channels. 
Example: https://www.youtube.com/user/ChainsmokersVEVO 

SoundCloud
The official channel. The artist’s reposted tracks count as content. Don’t link auto-generated and/or label profiles or individual tracks. 
Example: https://soundcloud.com/umek

Deezer
The artist’s profile, not an album/playlist. If the profile is joint with another artist, the majority of the published tracks should belong to the artist you are adding or editing.
Example: https://www.deezer.com/en/artist/134336

Apple Music 
The artist’s profile, not an album. If the profile is joint with another artist, the majority of the published tracks should belong to the artist you are adding or editing.
Example: https://music.apple.com/us/artist/umek/80110059 

Mixcloud
The artist’s own profile. 
Example: https://www.mixcloud.com/dj_umek/ 

Tidal
The artist’s profile, not an album. If the profile is joint with another artist, the majority of the published tracks should belong to the artist you are adding or editing.
Example: https://tidal.com/browse/artist/3550103

Napster
The artist’s profile, not an album. If the profile is joint with another artist, the majority of the published tracks should belong to the artist you are adding or editing.
Example: https://ca.napster.com/artist/umek

Amazon Music
The artist’s profile, not an album. If the profile is joint with another artist, the majority of the published tracks should belong to the artist you’re adding or editing. If the URL has a country abbreviation (example: https://music.amazon.es/artists/B008LEMTQU/umek), change it to “.com” (https://music.amazon.com/artists/B008LEMTQU/umek).
Example: https://music.amazon.com/artists/B0010WRCF8 

Shazam
A profile with uploaded songs (only videos are not enough). Do not link individual tracks. If the profile is joint with another artist, the majority of the published tracks should belong to the artist you are adding or editing.
Example: https://www.shazam.com/artist/25030/umek 

 

SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS

Artist's website
Can be an official domain, Wordpress, Wix or Blogspot page.
Example: https://www.siddharta.net 

Instagram
Link the artist’s own profile. The last post should be max. 3 years old. If the channel is set to private, you can add it if there is at least one post.
Example: https://www.instagram.com/umek_1605/ 

TikTok
Link the artist’s own profile. The last post should be max. 3 years old. 
Example: https://www.tiktok.com/@selenagomez 

Twitter
Link the artist’s own profile. The last post should be max. 3 years old. If the channel is set to private, you can add it if there is at least one post.
Example: https://twitter.com/umek_1605 

Songkick
The profile should display at least one upcoming or past event.
Example: https://www.songkick.com/artists/526584-umek 

Facebook
The artist’s page, not a personal profile/fan page/auto-generated page. The last post should be max. 3 years old.
Example: https://www.facebook.com/umek.si 

Bandcamp
Only the artist’s profile (not albums or record pages).
Example: https://siddharta.bandcamp.com/ 

Bandsintown
Verified profiles, even if they don’t have any content. If the profile isn’t verified, it should have at least one upcoming or past event.
Example: https://www.bandsintown.com/a/6849