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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I submit an album to AllMusic? [+]

Albums should be sent to our data provider, TiVo. Please see the details on our Product Submissions page. TiVo tries to add recordings and review as many CDs possible, but can't make any promises about which artists and titles will receive an enhanced level of editorial coverage.

How do I submit a biography or photo to AllMusic? [+]

Artist biographies and artist/recording images are provided by our data provider, TiVo. https://business.tivo.com/products-solutions/data/music-metadata.html

TiVo tries to add artist information completely as possible, but can't make any promises about which artists and titles will receive this level of enhanced editorial coverage. However, you may send them your information for consideration by following the steps on the Product Submissions page.

How do I update a biography on AllMusic? [+]

Updates to biographies should be sent to our data provider, TiVo. You may submit artist-related updates to TiVo editors using the Submit Corrections links available in the sidebar on artist pages.

How do I update an artist photo on AllMusic? [+]

New and updated photos should be sent to our data provider, TiVo. You may submit photos (at least 400px wide) to pbagrag.zhfvp@gvib.pbz.

How do I update my credits on AllMusic? [+]

Updates to credits should be sent to our data provider, TiVo. You may submit credit-related corrections to TiVo editors using the Submit Corrections links available in the sidebar on artist and album pages. Please try to be as specific as possible in your submission. Submissions that are vague or inconclusive cannot be acted upon and may be rejected.

Spotify/MTV/iTunes/etc said I need to submit my album/info to AllMusic before it shows up on their site. [+]

These services get their information from the same place we do, a company called TiVo who create and provide album and artist information to us. Please see the details on submitting information to them on our Product Submissions page.  TiVo tries to add artists and recordings, as well as review as many CDs possible, but can't make any promises about which artists and titles will receive this level of enhanced editorial coverage. However, you may send them your information for consideration by following the steps on the Product Submissions page.

How do I add lyrics to AllMusic? [+]

We no longer provide lyric display on AllMusic.

How do I get wrong lyrics corrected? [+]

We no longer provide lyric display on AllMusic.

AllMusic has my credits assigned to multiple people. How do I combine them? [+]

Artists who have recorded under different names or who are credited differently across different liner notes may be attributed to different AllMusic pages. To get them properly combined, please follow the information on the Submit Corrections links available in the sidebar on the artist page. These corrections will be sent to our data provider TiVo who are the ones who can make the corrections for us.

Please be as detailed as possible to aid the data team in combining the credits where appropriate.

AllMusic has my credits combined with somebody elses. How can these be split up? [+]

Artists with the same or very similar names are accidentally combined on occasion by our data provider TiVo. To get them properly split, please follow the information on the Submit Corrections links available in the sidebar on the artist page.

Please be as detailed as possible to aid the data team in splitting the credits correctly.

I can't log in to my AllMusic account. [+]

If you had an account dating back before 2007 and you're trying to log in with those credentials, it will not work. That system is no longer in place.

If you have a recent account and can't log in, we suggest trying to recover your password.

If all else fails, please contact us using this form and let us know the email address you're using to sign in.

How can I get my Rovi ID? [+]

If you have been instructed to get your Rovi ID, just look at the end of the URL of your artist page. 

For example, Radiohead's URL is http://www.allmusic.com/artist/radiohead-mn0000326249 and their Rovi ID is mn0000326249.

If you do not have an artist page (meaning if you do a search on AllMusic and your name does not come back) you'll need to submit your recordings to our data provider Rovi (now called TiVo). (Details here).

How do I sign up for the New Releases Newsletter? [+]

To sign up for our weekly email newsletter featuring all of the new albums for that week, sign up on this page and make sure the "Sign me up to receive weekly e-mails highlighting new releases" box is checked.

If you already have an AllMusic Account, visit the Newsletters section in your user account section and make sure the correct box is checked.

To unsubscribe, visit the Newsletters section in your user account section, un-check the box and click Update Preferences. 

What is the password for my AllMusic account? [+]

If you can't remember your password, we suggest trying to recover it here.

If all else fails, please contact us using this form and let us know the email address you're using to sign in.

How do I take control of an artist page? [+]

AllMusic accounts are not connected to artist pages, and AllMusic does not allow public editing. Updates to an artist page are on the end of our data provider, Rovi (now called TiVo). You may contact them about updating an artist page by completing our feedback form. If you're a new artist or otherwise don't see a page with your information on the site, reach the Rovi/TiVo editors by following the steps at our Product Submissions page.

I don't agree with an album review. [+]

That's the great thing about being a music fan; you can have an opinion about an album that might not be the same as another person's opinion. Rovi (now called TiVo) editors take into account the history of the band, the sound of the performance, song selection and a number of other factors when writing their reviews. Keep in mind that each of our reviews represents an educated opinion, but a subjective opinion nonetheless.

I don't agree with an album rating. [+]

That's the great thing about being a music fan; you can have an opinion about an album that might not be the same as another person's opinion.

Rovi (now called TiVo) editors use a 1 to 5 star system. It is important to note that albums are rated only within the scope of an artist's own work; we won't compare a Miles Davis album to the latest album by Britney Spears.

Editors may choose to revisit an artist's discography, especially if an artist releases a great new album, to re-factor the earlier releases to better fit within the band's history. For example: in 1993 an editor may have given Radiohead's Pablo Honey four-and-a-half stars when it came out, being one of the best Britpop albums to date. As time goes on and Radiohead releases The Bends, OK Computer, Kid A, etc, Pablo Honey may not warrant being their highest-rated album. The text of the review is still valid, but the older rating gets adjusted.

I don't agree with the Genre or Styles for an artist/album. [+]

The AllMusic genre is considered to be a broad umbrella term that may have several styles under it. Occasionally we hear things like "This band isn't pop/rock, they are heavy metal" or "This album isn't rap, it is hip-hop" Our Styles may be more along the lines of what you're looking for.

If you are an artist and you feel as though your genre is not properly represented please contact our data provider using the corrections form.

Can I get permission to use a song via AllMusic? [+]

Neither AllMusic nor Rovi/TiVo own the rights to any music compositions, recordings, or other performances, As a start, try contacting ASCAP, BMI and SESAC for these kind of inquiries.

Can I get the rights to republish an AllMusic biography or review? [+]

All biographies, reviews and classical performance/composition descriptions come from a company called Rovi (now called TiVo). You can make requests to them here.

How do I get in touch with an artist? [+]

We do not have any way to get into contact with musicians, bands or labels. You may want to try finding out if they have a Facebook page or Twitter account and contact them that way.

How do I upload tracks or digital releases to be displayed on AllMusic? [+]

For adding digital-only releases to the database, please contact our data provider TiVo here: pbagrag.zhfvp@ebivpbec.pbz.

How do I submit a video to AllMusic? [+]

AllMusic does not have a method of allowing artists upload videos to the site. 

Please remove an artist or album from AllMusic (aka takedown request) [+]

If your album or artist information is on AllMusic, congratulations! AllMusic is an archival resource about artists and albums that have been available throughout history, much like an encyclopedia. Despite the fact that your album may no longer be commercially available, some of our users may be fans of this album and would be glad to see it listed.

We do not sell copies of albums on AllMusic, nor do we provide illegal downloads or anything like that. Before formally requesting a takedown, please consider the fact that this information may be useful and interesting to the AllMusic community. If you have further questions, feel free to contact us using this form.

How did my album get on AllMusic? [+]

Album information such as reviews, tracks, credits, sound samples, similar albums and other album-related data come from our data provider, Rovi (now called TiVo), who provide music information to us as well as a number of other music sites and services. Rovi/TiVo acquires a lot of the music information they provide from record labels and distributors, such as CD Baby. If your album information is on AllMusic, it is likely from one of these sources.

How do I get Spotify links added to a page on AllMusic? [+]

Our links to Spotify are automatically generated. We don't have a method of updating these links manually one-by-one at this time.

How do I get Rdio links added to a page on AllMusic? [+]

We no longer provide links to Rdio.

How do I get iTunes links added to a page on AllMusic? [+]

Our links to iTunes are automatically generated. We don't have a method of updating these links manually one-by-one at this time.

How do I get a music video added to AllMusic? [+]

AllMusic does not have a method of allowing artists upload videos to the site. The videos we display are a from one-time import from a video provider and have not been updated recently.

Whom do I contact about being interviewed on AllMusic? [+]

For interviews, please drop us a line: nyyzhfvp_cerff@nyyzhfvp.pbz

Whom do I contact about doing an album premiere on AllMusic? [+]

Want to premiere a video, song or album on AllMusic? Drop us a line: nyyzhfvp_cerff@nyyzhfvp.pbz