Why was my release declined for copyright violation?

This indicates that our audio matching system and Quality Control Team discovered a potential match or copyright issue that prevents us from distributing your release, unfortunately.  This could be due (but not limited) to the following reasons:

  • Your release was distributed through another service
  • Your release sounds similar to another release
  • You are using material that may be at risk of being flagged at any retailer(s)

We're sorry, if/when your material is flagged due to any potential copyright reasons, it cannot be distributed, unfortunately.  Doing so can lead to potential rights-holder disputes, copyright infringement issues, and/or legality risk.  Please do not continue to distribute any releases that are flagged as this could lead to account closure.

IMPORTANT:  Due to the potential legality risk, any declines due to copyrights are non-negotiable.  Please do not continue to submit or request options for any releases that have been declined for this reason  Doing so can lead to account termination per our discretion and without warning and/or refund.

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