Custom Artwork: Embedding Album Art in MP3 Files

More often than not the songs you upload to your Radio.co account will have artwork already embedded into the track. However, sometimes this is not the case with unknown tracks, unsigned artists, or remixes. Luckily, at Radio.co we have just released a new feature which allows you to upload your own custom artwork and begin embedding album art in MP3 files.

How Does it Work?

Generally artwork automatically grabbed from third-party services. If tracks weren’t available on either or the metadata was wrong (which is the track’s info like artist and title) then no artwork would get displayed.

With this new feature you can upload custom album artwork directly onto each track. In your Radio.co Dashboard, go into your Media -> Tracks -> Actions -> Track Editor.

Uploading Artwork 1 - Embedding Album Art in MP3 Files

Click “Custom“, then find the artwork you want to upload. Please note that the minimum album artwork size is 600px x 600px.

Uploading Artwork 2

When you’re happy with the image click “Save” and the artwork will now be embedded in the track.

Uploading Artwork 3

Why Does Album Artwork Not Show Up?

Radio.co automatically checks third party sites and fetches relevant album artwork. However, if the artwork associated with any of the tracks you upload cannot be found, either due to an unknown artist, mix, or misspelled track name, then it will show the default music symbol image.

Default Artwork

Please note that if you upload tracks which already contain custom artwork this will be ignored by the system. If this is the case and your artwork is not displaying properly, you will need to use the custom album art feature.

Why Can’t I Access Track Editor?

Track editor, along with custom album art, is only available on the Broadcaster, Broadcaster+, and Station plans, so if you’re on the DJ plan then you cannot access it.

You can upgrade at any time to use the track editor by going into your Radio.co Dashboard -> Settings -> Billing -> then choosing either the Broadcaster or Station plan.


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4 Comments Custom Artwork: Embedding Album Art in MP3 Files

  1. dax

    would have been good at the start of the article to mention that this is only available on the higher end packages, just wasted my time trying to work out how to access only to find 10 minutes later that package i am on is not valid, so why did i get the pop up telling me of this option? Hmmm – not happy

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    1. Jamie Ashbrook

      Hi Dax – Sorry to hear that. It does state in the article under “Why Can’t I Access Track Editor?” that it’s only available for Broadcaster, Broadcaster+, and Station plans, however this has been updated to be a bit more clearer.

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    1. preston

      After really digging deep into the control panel I wanted to recant my statement and do a full 180. This is by far the BEST radio platform on the market, hand down!!
      I was not paid in any way to leave this statement.

      Reply

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