Using the Art Tracks upload spreadsheet

These features are only available to partners using YouTube's Content Manager to manage their copyrighted content.

To create Art Tracks for your recordings, you need to deliver the media files and metadata for the recordings. You can create art track assets by uploading files using the YouTube Music DDEX Feed or the “Audio - Art Tracks” bulk upload spreadsheet.

You can’t provide translated titles or artist names using the spreadsheet, nor a list of contributors. You need to use the DDEX feed to include these items.

To create Art Tracks using the spreadsheet:

  1. Sign in to Studio Content Manager.

  2. From the left menu, select Content delivery .

  3. Click the Templates tab.

  4. Find the Audio - Art Tracks template and click the download  icon.

  5. Enter the metadata for your sound recordings into the spreadsheet, one recording per row.

    The spreadsheet template includes instructions about the data to add in each column. See Creating Art Tracks for information about how YouTube uses the metadata in the resulting Art Track. See Spreadsheet formatting guidelines for information about the proper format of the spreadsheet.

    All fields need to be formatted as plain text, including fields whose values are dates or exclusively numeric (such as UPC).
  6. When you have your completed spreadsheet and referenced media files, continue by following the steps in Upload content with the Package uploader.

    For details about the requirements for artwork and recording files, see File format for resources.


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