Music Manager Help: Encoding and Uploading Your Music for Last.fm
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What is the correct format for MP3 files?
To upload your music to Last.fm your files must be MP3 files encoded at 128kbps CBR and above with a 44.1kHz sample rate. They must also be in stereo NOT mono.
How do I upload a release using the web uploader?
You can upload a new release simply to Last.fm within the Music Manager, under Manage > Upload. Use the Browse button to locate the files on your computer, and the Add Another File option to add more tracks. Once you've selected all the correct tracks hit 'upload'. You'll see the progress bar update for your tracks, then press Continue to the album page, and finally Save Changes to complete the import. You'll receive an email when your import is complete. In case there is a problem with the upload, you should receive a red error message telling you what is wrong and how to fix it.
Please remember you can only upload ONE release at a time, and all of your files should be MP3s encoded at 128kbps or above (please see the FAQ entry above).
How do I add tracks to an existing release?
You can add tracks to releases you have already uploaded, within the Music Manager under Manage > Catalogue > clicking on the release.
Here you'll find a button towards the bottom of the page entitled 'Add Another Track'. Click this and then follow the usual upload procedure, remembering to save your changes to the release.
Please ensure you use the 'Add Another Track' button and not the Upload tab - this will avoid Failed Imports.